Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, below the Augustus Bridge

Bellotto, Bernardo, gen. Canaletto (1722-1780) | Painter

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This has become an iconic image of the city. It shows the famous “Canaletto view”. From the riverbank of the ‘New Royal City’ we look towards the Old Town. The bridge, recently rebuilt by Pöppelmann, stretches 400 metres over the Elbe. On the right is the Catholic Court Church. Its tower had not yet been built, so Bellotto referred to the Italian architect’s drawings. Bellotto’s extraordinary artistic skill is evident from, among other things, the extremely realistic reflections on the water surface.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 606