ZUCCHI, Francesco
(b. 1692, Venezia, d. 1764, Venezia)


Italian engraver, part of a family of artists. He was the brother and pupil of Andrea Zucchi and the father of the printmakers Antonio and Giuseppe Carlo Zucchi.

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. He never actually went to Dresden but he was sending his works from Venice instead.[

Zucchi's artistic production includes reproductions of paintings, city views of Venice, Brescia, Brixen (Bressanone) and many illustrations for books including the 1742 Italian translation of the Paradise Lost by Milton.