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Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788 ) was an Italian Rococo painter.He was born at Pitigliano, in southern Tuscany, where he initially apprenticed with Paolo Anesi. In 1732, he settled Venice, he became famous as one of the most desired landscape painters of the classicizing 18th century.Zuccarelli, who was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, enjoyed the patronage of royalty and of many wealthy English collectors, for whom he executed his principal works-generally a landscape or vedute with classic ruins and small figures.   more from wikipedia »