Zucchi, Antonio

Zucchi, Antonio äntôˈnyō so͞okˈkē [key], 1726–95, Venetian painter. Robert and James Adam made Zucchi's acquaintance in Venice, traveled with him in Italy, and persuaded him (c.1766) to come to England to collaborate in their architectural works. Zucchi executed many wall and ceiling decorations for their interiors, notably at Syon House. He was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1770. In 1781 he married the Swiss painter Angelica Kauffmann and moved with her to Italy, where he spent the rest of his life.

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