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

View of Verona and the River Adige from the Ponte Nuovo

1747-48
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The campanile of S. Anastasia and the ancient Scaliger castle seem to protect the quiet flow of the river. For once, Bellotto opted to capture the ordinary life of the people and the everyday look of the city. He included the small houses built along the shores of the river which were to be demolished at the end of the nineteenth century to make way for flood protection embankments.