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

The Fortress of Königstein

1756-58
Oil on canvas, 133 x 235 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This painting, commissioned by Augustus III, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, is one of five large canvases depicting the renovated medieval fortress in the countryside near Dresden.