Pietro Bellotti

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Pietro Bellotti (1625–1700) was an Italian painter active in the Baroque period. He was born in Salò. He was a pupil of Girolamo Forabosco in Venice. He was patronized by Pope Alexander VIII and by the Duke of Uceda. He lived in Bolzano.[1] He painted mostly portraits. He died at Venice.

He shares the same name with the younger brother of Bernardo Bellotto, a Venetian vedute painter, nephew of Canaletto. This Pietro was born March 22, 1725 in Venice, and after collaborating with the two painters above, moved to Toulouse, France, where he was active in the local Royal academy,[2] as well as in Nantes (1755,1768), Besançon (1761), Lille (1778-1779), and Paris. In France, he was referred, by a number of names, including le Sieur Canalety and Pietro Bellotti di Caneletty. He is also referred as Belloti, Belloty, Beloty, or Bellottit. He died around 1805.[3]

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  1. ^ Bryan states he was trained by Girolamo Ferrabosco and born in Bolzano
  2. ^ Pietro Bellotto, la vita francese dell’ultimo “Canaletto”, by August 2, 2012 — La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, page 19; review of Ca' Rezzonico exhibition.
  3. ^ Ca Rezzonico biography, prepared for exhibition: Pietro Bellotti. Un altro Canaletto (December 7, 2013 to April 28, 2014, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento veneziano.