Bernardo Bellotto

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Bellotto, Bernardo


Born Jan. 30, 1720, in Venice; died Nov. 17, 1780, in Warsaw. Italian painter and etcher. Nephew and pupil of A. Canaletto, whose nickname he inherited.

From 1747 to 1767, Bellotto worked in Dresden, Vienna, and Munich and from 1767, in Warsaw. A master of the meticulously accurate architectural landscape, he painted views of Venice, Dresden, Warsaw, and other cities in silvery tones with spare strokes.


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Pirna may have become known due to the paintings by Venetian artist Bernardo Bellotto, but it has kept its medieval town feel due to being spared from war and fire damage.
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The art collection built by Colonel Edward Douglas Pennant, later the first Baron Penrhyn, included other works by Canaletto and his nephew and protege Bernardo Bellotto, as well as Jan Steen's Burgher of Delft.
it has an intricately detailed depiction of a Dresden landscape on the inside of the cover, painted after an engraving by Bernardo Bellotto.
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