Bernardo Bellotto
View of the old market in Dresden. 1749-1752

This work with three other canvases from the Pushkin Museum (Inv Nos. 47, 2683, 271), ten from the Hermitage and one from the Alupkinskii palace-museum forms a series of 15 compositions depicting views of Dresden and Pirna executed by Bernardo Bellotto between 1747 and 1755 as commissions for Count Heinrich von Brühl, Minister for the Prince Elector of Saxony, elected King of Poland - August III. There are repeated variants of the so-called Royal Series painted by Bellotto for August III himself to be found in the Dresden Picture Gallery.

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Bernardo Bellotto

1720–1780