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John Zoffany

man / Engels
Nationaliteit/school
Engels
Geboren
Frankfurt am Main 1733-03-13/1733-03-15
baptismal date 15 March 1733 (Thieme/Becker)
Overleden
Strand-on-the Green 1810-11-11
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  • Ellwangen (Jagst) 1740 - 1749
    He undertook an initial period of study in a sculptor's workshop in Ellwangen in the 1740s (possibly at the workshop of sculptor Melchior Paulus)
  • Regensburg 1745 - 1749
    apprentice with the artist Martin Speer
  • Rome 1750 - 1757
    In 1750, he travelled to Rome, entering the studio of Agostino Masucci
  • Ehrenbreitstein (Fort) 1759
  • Trier 1760
  • Londen (Engeland) 1761 - 1800
    In autumn 1760 he arrived in England, initially finding work with the clockmaker Stephen Rimbault, painting vignettes for his clocks. By 1764 he was enjoying the patronage of the royal family, King George III and Queen Charlotte, for his charmingly informal scenes such as Queen Charlotte and Her Two Eldest Children (1765),[2] in which the queen is shown at her toilette, with her eldest children, inside Buckingham House, and another, outdoors, with her children and her brothers
  • Regensburg 1772
  • Florence 1772 - 1778
  • Toscane 1788
    recommended to the Grand Duke of Tuscany by the English King George III (Benezit 1999)
  • Wenen 1788
  • Lucknow (India) 1783 - 1790
    Lucknow, capital and largest city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; during his return to England, he was shipwrecked off the Andaman Islands. The survivors held a lottery in which the loser (a sailor) was eaten. William Dalrymple describes Zoffany as having been "the first and last Royal Academician to have become a cannibal".[
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In dit veld worden de diverse onderwerpscategorieën of genres vermeld die in het oeuvre van de beschreven kunstenaar voorkomen. De inhoud van dit veld is doorgaans meer gebaseerd op het aanwezige beeldmateriaal in het RKD dan op de literatuur.
historie (als genre), jachtvoorstelling, portret, topografie, vorstenportret, zelfportret
topographical and hunting images, mainly from India; A founding member of the new Royal Academy in 1768, Zoffany enjoyed great popularity for his society and theatrical portraits, painting many prominent actors and actresses, in particular David Garrick, the most famous actor of his day – Garrick as Hamlet and Garrick as King Lear – often in costume. He was a master of what has been called the "theatrical conversation piece", a sub-set of the "conversation piece" genre that arose with the middle classes in the 18th century. (The conversation piece – or conversazione – was a relatively small, though not necessarily inexpensive, informal group portrait, often of a family group or a circle of friends. This genre developed in the Netherlands and France in the 17th century and became popular in Britain from about 1720.) Zoffany has been described by one critic as "the real creator and master of this genre". In the later part of his life, Zoffany was especially known for producing huge paintings with large casts of people and works of art, all readily recognizable by their contemporaries.
Ingevoerd op: 1992-02-01; Gewijzigd op: 2018-08-12

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