(b Pitigliano, Tuscany, 15 Aug. 1702; d Florence, 30 Dec. 1788). Italian painter of landscapes, often featuring mythological subjects. He was born near Florence and studied in Rome, but he is associated chiefly with Venice, where he settled in about 1730 and worked in the vein of pastoral landscape popularized by Marco Ricci. Like Canaletto, Zuccarelli was patronized by the English entrepreneur Joseph Smith and his work found a ready market in England.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)