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Examining the Fortress of Konigstein by Bernardo Bellotto Detail of castle from Fortress of Konigstein Detail from The Fortress of Konigstein by Bernardo Bellotto, 1756-1758Detail from Fortress of KonigsteinThe Fortress of Konigstein

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The Fortress of Konigstein

by Bernardo Bellotto, 1756-1758

Oil on canvas

This painting shows the Konigstein fortress after renovation. The structure had dated back to the medieval era. Bellotto completed five large paintings depicting the structure that is near Dresden.

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A page about this painting is at the website National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


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