The RA's new exhibition Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed opens to the public this Saturday, 10 March.
To whet your appetite, here's a fascinating introduction to what is arguably Zoffany's greatest painting - The Tribuna of the Uffizi - by exhibition co-curator Martin Postle:
Image credits: The Tribuna of the Uffizi, 1772–7. Oil on canvas, 123.5 x 155 cm. The Royal Collection, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II