(1711 - 1767)
Giuseppe Zocchi was active/lived in Italy. Giuseppe Zocchi is known for painting.
Biography Giuseppe Zocchi
Known as the "Canaletto of Florence", Giuseppe Zocchi was a painter and
printmaker who from an early age was taken under the protection of the
Marchese Andrea Gerini, an intellectual and patron of the arts from a
noble family which had been settled in Florence since the 14th century.
Gerini sent the young artist to study the work of his contemporaries in
Rome, Bologna, Milan and especially Venice, where he remained for almost
two years before returning to Florence around 1741.
With the views of
Canaletto, Bellotto and Marieschi fresh in his mind, Zocchi almost
immediately undertook an extensive project for the Marchese, who had
commissioned him to produce two series of etched views of Florence and
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