Johann Zoffany (1733 - 1810)

Johann Zoffany (1733–1810) was a German-born neoclassical portrait painter, active mainly in England. His works appear in many prominent British national galleries such as the The National Gallery, London and the Tate Gallery.

Zoffany was born in Frankfurt March 13, 1733. After studying in Germany and Italy, he came to Britain to enjoy the patronage of the royal family. Following the lead of William Hogarth, he painted scenes from London’s theatrical productions. His portraits were popular with British King George III (and Queen Charlotte) who became his patron and for whom he painted Queen Charlotte with her children in charmingly informal scenes, including “Queen Charlotte and Her Two Eldest Children” the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York (1764).

Johann Zoffany Paintings

Charles Towneley in his Sculpture Gallery Prince Ernest Gottlob Albert of Mecklenburg-Strelitz The Tribuna of the Uffizi