• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 323

    BERNARDO BELLOTTO (1720-1780)

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    BERNARDO BELLOTTO (1720-1780)
    CIRCA 1750
    Two etchings depicting city scenes of Dresden;
    Vue de la Place de la Ville-neuve de Dresden, de la Grande Allée qui aboutit à la Porte Noire et des deux grandes Rues dites Räbnitz-Gasse et Breite Gasse ò l'on voit aussi la Statue Equestre du Roi Auguste II de Glorieuse Memoire et l'ancien Hôtel de Ville prise du nouveau Corps de garde vers l'entrée du Pont 1750 inscribed Peint et Gravé par Bernard Bellotto dit Canaletto Peintre Roial
    and
    Perspective de la Place de la grande Garde aïant d'un côté le Gewandt Haus d'un autre l'Eglise Nôtre Dame, vers les Ecuries de S M la vue a été livée de la Moriz-Strasse, inscribed Peint dessiné et gravé par Ber:d Bellotto dit Canaletto Penre Rl 1750; framed and glazed; unexamined out of frame
    830 mm x 540 mm (S in passe-partout) and
    548 mm x 840 mm (P) (2)


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    Bernardo Bellotto (30 January 1720 - 17 October 1780) was an Italian urban landscape painter or vedutista and etcher, famous for his vedutes of European cities (Dresden, Vienna, Turin and Warsaw). He was the pupil and nephew of Canaletto and sometimes used the latter's illustrious name. Bellotto's style is characterized by elaborate representations of nature and architecture. From 1747 to 1758 Bellotto moved to Dresden, following the invitation of King August III of Poland and Elector of Saxony where he made paintings and etchings of the cities Dresden and Pirna and their surroundings.

    Comparative literature:
    Alaxandre De Vesme, Le Peintre-Graveur Italien 14 and 15 and Stefan Kozakiewicz, Bernardo Bellotto 187 and 172.

    Comparable etchings were sold:
    Christie's, London King Street, sale 7388, 28 March 2007, lot 40
    Christie's, London King Street, sale 6142, 22 June 1999, lot 15
    Related prints by Bellotto were sold in sale 6142, 22 June 1999, lots 11-17.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The reverse of one sheet stamped G.W. GUNTHER in NURNBERG


    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a European collector (Lots 323-324)