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Zoffany

/ˈzɒfənɪ/
noun
1.
John or Johann ?1733–1810, British painter, esp of portraits; born in Germany
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  • His physical appearance is familiar from his own portraits of himself, and from that which zoffany painted of him.

    Gainsborough Max Rothschild
  • zoffany was elected among the first members of the Royal Academy in 1768.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • The room might be a background to a picture by zoffany, dim and mellow and empty.

    The Harlequinade Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • It is Italian in conception, and quite in keeping with other work of zoffany.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • zoffany, the artist, lived for some time in poverty in Drury Lane.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • He thought of giving Nina the receipt from zoffany's in his pocket, decided not to take the chance.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • It had evidently held some sort of necklace and bore the mark of zoffany's, the Capital's costliest jeweler.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • Rimbault desired the man to send him, and zoffany was ultimately engaged to paint clock faces.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville
  • zoffany is now chiefly known in connection with his excellent character-portraits of famous old actors and actresses.

    Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

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