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Manner of Bernardo Bellotto

Dresden, a view of the old fortifications, from the south west

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Property from the Coats Collection

Manner of Bernardo Bellotto

Manner of Bernardo Bellotto

Dresden, a view of the old fortifications, from the south west

Dresden, a view of the old fortifications, from the south west

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

35,280

GBP

Property from the Coats Collection

Manner of Bernardo Bellotto

Dresden, a view of the old fortifications, from the south west


oil on canvas

unframed: 94 x 126.4 cm.; 37 x 49¾ in.

framed: 106 x 140.8 cm.; 41¾ x 55⅜ in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured and uneven. There is a degree of bituminisation in the dark pigments, particularly in the lower left corner, where the craquelure has become more defined as a result. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the opacity of the old varnish, but there appear to be small areas of retouching scattered in the sky. It is difficult to discern other intervention, but the architectural elements appear to be in good order. The painting appears to be in overall good condition.


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Sale, France, lot 152 (according to an old auction catalogue cut-out on the reverse);
With Thomas McLean, London (according to a label on the reverse);
Acquired by William Allan Coats (1853-1926)
Dalskairth House, Dumfriesshire, Inventory, 1926, in the Dining Room.

 

A later copy after the original painting dated 1752 by Bellotto in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (inv.no. 207), one of a series of fifteen paintings commissioned by Count Heinrich von Bruhl. The composition was engraved in 1750.