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Zoffany

noun
  1. John or Johann ?1733–1810, British painter, esp of portraits; born in Germany
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Historical Examples

  • Zoffany, the artist, lived for some time in poverty in Drury Lane.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury

  • Zoffany was elected among the first members of the Royal Academy in 1768.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury

  • It is Italian in conception, and quite in keeping with other work of Zoffany.

    Chats on Old Clocks

    Arthur Hayden

  • The room might be a background to a picture by Zoffany, dim and mellow and empty.

    The Harlequinade

    Dion Clayton Calthrop

  • His physical appearance is familiar from his own portraits of himself, and from that which Zoffany painted of him.

    Gainsborough

    Max Rothschild