A celebrated Historical Paintress; was born in 1740 in Coire, the capital of Grisons: received the elements of Art from her father, who conducted her to Milan at the age of 14, and after some years practice there and elsewhere, to Rome; where her talents, charms, accomplishments, and graces, soon rendered her an object of general admiration; in 1764 she removed to Venice, and in the year following accompanied by Lady Wentworth to England, where for many years enjoying royal favour, arbitress of public taste, loved, esteemed, perhaps envied by Artists, decorated with Academic honors, opulent and happy, she sunk her own name in that of signor A. Zucchi, a Venetian Artist whom she married; and after a residence of 17 years in England, returned to Rome; where after a new career of success, employed and rewarded, by monarchs, Princes and the most distinguished travellers, she died of gradual decay, resigned, regretted, and honored by splendid obsequies, in 1807, aged 67. [Pp. 47-48.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.