ZUCCHI, Jacopo
(b. ca. 1540, Firenze, d. ca. 1596, Roma)


Jacopo Zucchi was an Italian painter of the Florentine school. He was an assistant to Vasari whose style he initially copied. He was in Rome from the papacy of Gregory XIII (1572-85). He painted many paintings to his patron Cardinal Ferdinando de'Medici, including those for the Studiolo in the Villa Medici in Rome.

In Rome, the light-dark painting of Caravaggio impressed him, while compositional solutions can in part be traced to Bartholomeus Spranger, who was resident in Rome.

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