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Federico Zuccari

c. 1542-1609 Italy/Mannerism


Brief Biography-Federico Zuccari was born in Sant'Angelo in Vado the brother of Taddeo Zuccari, the fresco decorator of the palace at Caprarola for the Farnese dynasty. Taddeo tutored Federico from the age of seven. On the death of his older brother, Federico took over his work in the Caprarola and the Sala Regia at the Vatican. After working in the grand council chamber at Venice, the Doge conferred on him the honour of knighthood. He worked in England for the Queen and at the Escorial in Spain for Philip II, albeit the King was displeased with his work and had it removed when he departed for Rome. Finally, Zuccari settled in Rome and became the first president and founder of the Accademia di San Luca in 1595. Zuccari was also an architect, and in 1607, he published his treatise L’idea de’ Scultori, Pittori, ed Architetti; The idea of Sculptors, Painters, and Architects.


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assumption of
the virgin

assumption of the virgin

cupid and pan

cupid and pan

of christ

flagellation of christ

scenes from the life
of the artist's family

scenes from the life of the artist's family

self portrait

self portrait