Zuccarelli, Francesco (fränchĕsˈkō tsōk-kärĕlˈlē) [key], 1702–88, Florentine landscape painter and decorator. He twice visited London, where he decorated the Opera House and was well known through popular engravings of his scenes on the Thames. He was a charter member of the Royal Academy. His facile paintings of landscapes with ruins and small figures are best seen in Windsor Castle and in the Academy, Venice.
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