Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge

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Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge
Canaletto - Dresden seen from the Right Bank of the Elbe, beneath the Augusts Bridge - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistBernardo Bellotto
Year1748
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions133 cm × 237 cm (52 in × 93 in)
LocationGemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge is an oil on canvas by the Italian urban landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto. Painted in 1748, it depicts the view of Dresden from the right bank of the River Elbe, including the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Dresden Cathedral, and the Augustus Bridge. One year earlier, he painted another piece titled Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Above the Augustus Bridge, looking in the other direction from above the Augustus Bridge. Both of the paintings are in the permanent collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.[1][2] The paintings have proved invaluable in rebuilding parts of the city that were destroyed during the World War II.

Lists of replicas[edit]

Between 1751 and 1753, Bellotto also executed smaller replicas of the two paintings.[3] There are some other replicas from his own hand.

  • Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge, ca. 1750, National Gallery of Ireland.[4]
  • Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge, Private Collection (Madrid).[5]
  • Dresden From the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge, 1751–53, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dresden vom rechten Elbufer oberhalb der Augustusbrücke".
  2. ^ "Dresden vom rechten Elbufer unterhalb der Augustusbrücke".
  3. ^ Weber, Gregor (2001). "Dresden, Pirna and Königstein". In Bowron, Edgar. Bernardo Bellotto and the Capitals of Europe. Yale University Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0300091816.
  4. ^ "Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the Augustus Bridge".
  5. ^ Andreas Henning, Sebastian Oesinghaus, Sabine Bendfeldt (eds.): Bernardo Bellotto Der Canaletto-Blick, Ausstellungskatalog anlässlich der Kabinettausstellung zur Restaurierung des Gemäldes 2011, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
  6. ^ "Dresden vom rechten Elbufer unterhalb der Augustusbrücke".