Bernardo Bellotto (Canaletto) (1720 – 1780)


Na Zamku Królewskim w Warszawie wisi ponad 20 płócien tego artysty.


Lot 48. Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1721-1780 Warsaw)
Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe above the Augustus Bridge
oil on canvas
37 5/8 x 65 1/8 in. (95.6 x 165.4 cm.)


Johann Heinrich Christian Spahn (c. 1710/15-c. 1776/8), Saxon auditor-general, recorded in his inventory of 1766, no. 37, requisitioned and presented to
The Kurfürstliche Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, in 1778; de-accessioned in 1926 to
The Verein Haus Wettin, the trustees of the art collection of the former royal family of Saxony.
with H.M. Drey, London, where acquired on 17 October 1960 by
George Huntington Hartford II (1911-2008), New York; Sotheby’s, London, 24 March 1965, lot 92 (to the following),
with Leggatt Bros., London, where acquired on 30 March 1965 by the following,
Private collector, Atherton, California.
Acquired by the present owner in June 1994.

Pre-Lot Text



Vezeichnis eines in Dresden befindlichen Bilder-Cabinets. Mit einigen Anmerkungen, 1766, no. 37.
J. Hübner, Verzeichnis der Königlichen Gemälde-Gallerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1865, no. 2339.
J. Hübner, Catalogue de la Galerie Royale de Dresde, Dresden, 1868, no. 2339.
K. Woermann, Katalog der königlichen Gemäldegalerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1908, p. 17, no. 631.
H.A. Fritzsche, Bernardo Bellotto genannt Canaletto, Burg b. Magdeburg, 1936, pp. 53, 55-6, 77 and 109, VG51, no. 1d.
S. Kozakiewicz and W. Schumann, Bernardo Bellotto, genannt Canaletto in Dresden und Warschau, exhibition catalogue, Dresden, 1963, p. 77, no. 1d.
S. Kozakiewicz, in Bernardo Bellotto, genannt Canaletto, exhibition catalogue, Vienna, 1965, p. 98, no. 8d.
S. Kozakiewicz, ‘Eine Dresdener Ansicht von Bernardo Bellotto’, Pantheon, XXV, November/December 1967, pp. 405 and 445-451, illustrated.
S. Kozakiewicz, Bernardo Bellotto genannt Canaletto, Recklinghausen, 1972, I, pp. 86 and 104; II, pp. 108, 113 and 115, no. 143, illustrated.
E. Camesasca, L’Opera completa del Bellotto, Milan, 1974, p. 97, no. 77.
H. Keller, Dresden in Ansichten von Canaletto, Dortmund, 1985, p. 21.
A. Walther, Bernardo Bellotto genannt Canaletto: Ein Venezianer malte Dresden, Pirna und den Königstein, Dresden, 1995, pp. 23-24, no. 2.
A. Rizzi, Bernardo Bellotto: Dresda, Vienna, Monaco (1747-1766), Venice, 1996, p. 33, no. 4.
G.J.M. Weber, Dresden in the ages of splendor and enlightenment: eighteenth-century paintings from the Old Masters Picture Gallery, exhibition catalogue, Dresden, 1999, p. 56.
Bernardo Bellotto: Der Canaletto-Blick, exhibition catalogue, Dresden, 2011, pp. 16, 32, 33, 37 and 38.


New York, Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art (and his private collection), March 1964-1965, on loan.
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
London, National Gallery, on loan.
Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, Bernardo Bellotto: Verona e le città europee, 15 June-16 September 1990, no. 43.
Venice, Museo Correr; and Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Bernardo Bellotto and the Capitals of Europe, 10 February-21 October 2001, no. 55.
Turin, Palazzo Bricherasio, Canaletto e Bellotto: L’arte della veduta, 14 March-15 June 2008, no. 83.
Munich, Alte Pinakothek, Canaletto: Bernardo Bellotto malt Europa, 17 October 2014-8 February 2015, no. 38.

Estimate £8,000,000 – £12,000,000. Christies. 7/9/15

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s