Francesco Zucchi

Self-portrait by Francesco Zucchi, 1733

Francesco Zucchi (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈdzukki]; Venice, 1692-1764),[1] was an Italian engraver, active mainly in Northern Italy.


He was the brother of Andrea Zucchi (1679–1740),[2] and was instructed by him in Pordenone.[3] He is also described as close to Pietro Scalvini.[4]

He was invited to Dresden to engrave some plates from the pictures in the Gallery but his work was interrupted by the Seven Years' War.[3] According to Henry Fuseli, Zucchi never actually went to Dresden but he was sending his works from Venice instead.[3] His artistic production includes reproductions of paintings, city views of Venice, Brescia, Brixen (Bressanone) and many illustrations for books[5] including the 1742 Italian translation of the Paradise Lost by Milton.[6] He died in 1764.


  1. "Francesco Zucchi the Younger".
  2. "Andrea Zucchi".
  3. 1 2 3 "Franceso Zucchi". Il website cartografico e grafico della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana di Venezia.
  4. Dictionary of Brescian painters.
  5. "Zucchi's book illustrations".
  6. "Illustration to Book X". Christ's College University of Cambridge.

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