ZOFFANY (1733 – 1810) IN AND OUT OF FAVOUR AT KEW

The Friends of St Anne’s Church, Kew (Registered Charity No. 1085389)

Present:

ZOFFANY (1733 – 1810) IN AND OUT OF FAVOUR AT KEW

Professor Robin Simon FSA is Editor of The British Art Journal who in this talk for us
will examine the humorous character of Johan Zoffany’s paintings. From being much
in favour with George III and Queen Charlotte during the 1760s, not least as a fellow
German-speaker, Zoffany lost royal patronage through including unsuitable jokes in a
painting delivered to the Queen in 1779. By the 1790s Zoffany was back in favour, when
he would ride in the King’s carriage around Kew ‘to entertain him, and to tell him about
all the paintings he was then carrying out’.

Many of us will have seen Zoffany’s tomb at St Anne’s which was restored by The Friends in 2008.

Tickets are £20 for Members or £25 for Non-members

(the Members’ discount is applied at checkout)

 

Talk by PROFESSOR ROBIN SIMON FSA
Editor of The British Art Journal
‘LIVE’ in St Anne’s Parish Hall
SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 2021
11.00 to 12.00
Coffee served at 10.30 am

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