Johann Zoffany

Johann Zoffany

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)

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