Paintings of Bernardo Bellotto called Canaletto

Bernardo Bellotto (b Venice, 1722; D Warsaw, 1780). Italian townscape painter, the pupil of his uncle, Antonio Canale in Venice. In 1747 he was active in Dresden at the court of Friedrich August II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (as August III). In 1748 he became the court painter. Between 1759-61 he worked at the court of Maria Theresa in Vienna and in 1761 in Munich at the court of maximillian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria. Between 1762-7 he was again in Dresden and from May 1767 at the court of Stanisław August in Warsaw. He borrowed the nickname Canalletto from his uncle.


The series of 22  townscapes of Warsaw and surroundings and Election of Stanisław August image from Canaletto Room.


This series of townscapes painted between 1767 and 1780 was commissioned by Stanisław August.


 List of images

1.    View of  Krakowskie Przedmieście Street from the Zygmunt III Column
2.    View of  Warsaw from the Praga District
3.    View of  Warsaw with the Ordynacki Palace
4.    Krakowskie Przedmieście Street Looking towards the Zygmunt III Column
5.    View of  Wilanów Meadows
6.    Wilanów Palace Seen from the Entrance
7.    Wilanów Palace Seen from the Gardens
8.    Wilanów Palace Seen from the South
9.    Wilanów Palace
10.   Miodowa Street
11.   Długa Street
12.   Election of Stanisław August
13.   Church of the Holy Cross
14.   Church of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
15.   Church of the Sisters of St Bridget and the Arsenal
16.   The Commonwealth Palace (Krasiński Palace)
17.   Church of Reformed Franciscans
18.   Mniszech Palace
19.   The Blue Palace
20.   The Iron Gate
21.   Church of the Carmelites
22.   Church of the Visitandines
23.   Church of the Bernardines and the Zygmunt III Column from a Street Leading to the River Vistula