Johann Zoffany


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Zoffany, Johann

(yō`hän zŏf`ənē), 1735–1810, English painter. After 12 years of study in Italy, Zoffany settled in England. He frequently painted conversation pieces, domestic tableaux filled with detailed, animated figures (see portraitureportraiture,
the art of representing the physical or psychological likeness of a real or imaginary individual. The principal portrait media are painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. From earliest times the portrait has been considered a means to immortality.
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), that were influenced by HogarthHogarth, William,
1697–1764, English painter, satirist, engraver, and art theorist, b. London. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to a silver-plate engraver. He soon made engravings on copper for bookplates and illustrations—notably those for Butler's Hudibras
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. His major full-length portraits include Mrs. Oswald (National Gall., London).
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Up popped a slide of a painting by Johann Zoffany called The Portraits of the Academicians of the Royal Academy.
Ray tells the stories of a number of paintings by these artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries, such as Johann Zoffany (1733-1810), William Hodges (1744-97), the uncle and nephew team Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) and William Daniell (1769-1837), Charles D'Oyly (1781-1845), James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856), James Prinsep (1799-1840), Edward Lear (1812-88) and Marianne North (1830-90).
The gallery is also welcoming works by German artist Paul Klee and 18th-century painter Johann Zoffany this autumn.
Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) had originally been selected as the official artist on Cook's second voyage, but was replaced by William Hodges when the voyage patron, Sir Joseph Banks, withdrew.
A portrait of Henry Knight and his three children, by Johann Zoffany, one of the most distinguished British painters of the reign of George III, used to hang in the house.
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German born artist, Johann Zoffany, was one of the founding artists of the British School in the 18th century.
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Among the artists represented, living and dead, are David Hockney, Thomas Gainsborough, Johann Zoffany, John Singer Sargent and Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing.