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

The Moat of the Zwinger in Dresden (detail)

Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Imposing buildings can be seen directly above the moat, such as the brightly painted house dating from 1744 belonging to Andreas Adam, Secretary to the Department of Public Buildings, with its five large chimneys on the roof. Beside that is the squat roof of the Wilsdruffer Tor, which concealed the water tank for the fountains of the Zwinger.