BELLOTTO, Bernardo
(b. 1720, Venezia, d. 1780, Warszawa)

New Market Square in Dresden

Oil on canvas, 136 x 236 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The painting is part of an exceptional series of views of Dresden commissioned by the Elector of Saxony. A number of things are of interest: the large size of the paintings; the unfailingly splendid light; the clarity of the views; and finally the variety of different angles from which Bellotto framed the city. They supply fascinating views of a great Baroque city in its prime.