Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) was a German-born painter who worked in England, Italy, and India.
Johann Zoffany Summary:
- Zoffany is of Hungarian and Bohemian noble ancestry.
- He studied in Italy but moved to England and worked with clockmaker Stephen Rimbault.
- Among his patrons were noblemen and the monarchy.
- He was a founding member of the newly established Royal Academy.
- He was said to have created the genre ‘theatrical conversation piece’ which is a sub-genre of the ‘conversation piece’.
Johann Zoffany Famous Paintings:
- Tribuna of the Uffizi (1772-1777)
- Colonel Mordaunt’s Cock Match (1784-1788)
- Elizabeth Farren as Hermione (1780)
- Charles Towneley in his Sculpture Gallery (1782)
- Mrs. Maintrew (undated)
- Stephen Rimbault (1764)
- Three Daughters of John, 3rd Earl of Bute (ca. 1763-1764)