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Bernardo Bellotto, born in Venice in 1722, became the court painter of Poland's last King, Stanislaw August Poniatowski in 1768. As a young man, he had been an apprentice of his uncle Giovanni Antonio Canal, and, like his uncle, used professionally. the name Caneletto; for many years this was the name by which he remained known in Poland. Canvases with views of Warsaw, which he was commissioned to paint by the King, were used to decorate a room in the Royal Castle, in the process the chamber becoming known as the Canaletto Room. His renderings of Warsaw view were so extremely accurate that in 1946-47 paintings were used as blueprints in the reconstruction of edifices that were destroyed during the WWII conflict.
 
View of Warsaw from the Royal Palace 1773 View or Warsaw from Praga (detail) 1770 Miodowa Street in Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street in Warsaw  (detail)
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23 paintings
Biographical details with link to gallery consist of paintings in Italy (9), in Dresden (9), in Vienna and Warsaw (5).
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An exploration of Bellotto's painting View of Warsaw from the Royal Palace
960 words Fourth of the pages in the Bellotto entry, this dealing with activities after 1766
1 painting Bellotto's painting View of Warsaw from Praga in 1770
11 paintings A gallery of paintings by Bellotto.
13 paintings flag   An 1,130 word artistic biography of the artist plus 870 word annotations to the paintings
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Painting and biographical detail; likewise in Polish version
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An english translation of an article on Bellotto. To view the Polish version, click on the link for "la Repubblica of the ARTS" on top of the page.
23 paintings
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A gallery of paintings with links to biography and bibliographical pages.
350 words Article regarding the "Bernardo Bellotto - the Secrets of His Painting" exhibition held in Warsaw's Royal Castle, December 17, 2003 - February 29, 2004
General sources and locations of paintings at top: from the left
    "View of Warsaw from the Royal Palace" 1773, Royal Castle, Warsaw
    "View or Warsaw from Praga (detail)" 1770, Royal Castle, Warsaw
    "Miodowa Street in Warsaw " Royal Castle, Warsaw
    "Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street in Warsaw (detail)" Royal Castle, Warsaw
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