Antonio Zucchi

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Antonio Zucchi
Angelica Kaufmann Antonio Zucchi.jpg
Portrait (1781) by his wife, Angelica Kauffman
Born (1726-05-01)May 1, 1726
Venice, Italy
Died December 26, 1795(1795-12-26) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Vedutisti

Antonio Pietro Francesco Zucchi ARA (May 1, 1726 – December 1, 1795) was an Italian painter and printmaker of the Neoclassic period.[1] Born in Venice, he studied under his uncle Carlo Zucchi and later Francesco Fontebasso and Jacopo Amigoni.[2][3] He married the painter Angelica Kauffman in 1781, who late in life moved with him to Rome.[3] In Rome Zucchi produced a number of etchings of capriccio and veduta of classical buildings or ruins.[3] He worked with Robert Adam in the decoration of houses in England, including Kenwood, Newby Hall, Osterley Park, Nostell Priory, and Luton House.[3]

In 1756, he was elected to the membership of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.[3] In England, he was elected as an associate to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1770.[1] He died in Rome in 1776.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Antonio Zucchi, A.R.A". Royal Academy of Arts Collections. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Farquhar, Maria (1855). Wornum, R.O., ed. Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. p. 207 – via Internet Archive. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Antonio Zucchi". www.thefamousartists.com. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 

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