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Levey 1959
Michael Levey
'Francesco Zuccarelli in England'
Italian Studies
Date of Publication
Secondary published
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Vol. 14:1, pp. 1-21. This article reassesses Zuccarelli's career in England from his arrival in the autumn of 1752: 'No other Italian painter coming to England in the eighteenth century enjoyed such fame as Zuccarelli. Unlike most of those who came, he was positively welcomed, highly honoured and fully employed. A first visit lasted for ten years and after a brief absence he was back again for some six more. A founder-member of the Royal Academy, a friend of Richard Wilson and an acquaintance at least of many other painters, Zuccarelli seemed almost a permanent part of the English artistic scene in the middle of the century'.