Francesco Zuccarelli (1702 - 1788)

Francesco Zuccarelli (1702 - 1788) was an Italian Rococo painter and decorator, active in England. He influenced 18th-century English landscape painting.

He was born at Pitigliano, in southern Tuscany, 15 August 1702. Zuccarelli’s training began in Florence, where he engraved the frescoes by Andrea del Sarto. He then studied in Rome under Paolo Anesi and learnt figure drawing in Rome with Giorgio Morandi, Pietro Nelli, and perhaps Andrea Locatelli, although in this he never acquired any great skill.

Francesco Zuccarelli Paintings

Landscape with a Rider The Rape of Europa The Rape of Europa (detail)