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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Johann Zoffany (German Painter, 1733 – 1810)


Johann Zoffany, was a German neoclassical painter, active mainly in England. His works appear in many prominent British national galleries such as the National Gallery, London, the Tate Gallery and in the Royal Collection.Born near Frankfurt in 1733, Zoffany moved to London in 1760. Adapting to the indigenous art culture and patterns of patronage, he created virtuoso portraits and subject pictures that proved to be highly desirable to a wide range of patrons. His work provides an invaluable and often unique appraisal of key British institutions and edifices: the art academy; the Court; the theatre; the bourgeois family; and the British Empire.
Self-portrait as David with the head of Goliath
Self-portrait (with Hourglass and Skull)
Queen Charlotte with her Children and Brothers
Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons
The Lavie Children
A Gentleman in Masquerade Costume
A Florentine Fruit Stall
Charles Towneley in his Sculpture Gallery
The Tribuna of the Uffizi
The Tribuna of the Uffizi
Gallery of the Louvre
Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match
The Provoked Wife
The Death of Captain James Cook, 14 February 1779
Garrick, Ackman and Bransby in a Scene from Lethe
The Sharp Family
The Minuet
The Way to Keep Him
Henry and Mary Styleman

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