The Ruins of the Pirnaischer Suburb with the Palais Fürstenhof

A work made of etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1766

Artist:

Bernardo Bellotto
Italian, 1721-1780

About this artwork

Known for his majestic urban landscapes, the Venetian born Bernardo Bellotto apprenticed with the famed Canaletto, his uncle. In 1747 Augustus III, king of Poland and elector of Saxony, invited Bellotto to Dresden, where his career quickly took off. Bellotto’s 37 paintings depicting the architecture of the city were part of Augustus’s plan to make Dresden into one of the major capitals of Europe. When the Prussians invaded on the brink of the Seven Years’ War, Bellotto sought refuge and new work in Vienna. Upon returning in 1761, Bellotto found Dresden, its suburbs, and his home destroyed. This print documents his beloved city ruined by war.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Bernardo Bellotto

Title

The Ruins of the Pirnaischer Suburb with the Palais Fürstenhof

Origin

Italy

Date

1766

Medium

Etching with engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

468 x 630 mm (image); 527 x 637 mm (image plate mark); 542 x 647 mm (text plate mark); 640 x 772 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2014.13

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