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Event: Taith Iaith

National Museum Cardiff
Finished
30 January 2020, 12.30pm
Cost Free
Suitability Welsh Learners
Booking Places limited, book on arrival
A painting called 'The Fortress of Königstein from the North' by Bernardo Bellotto

Bernardo Bellotto. The Fortress of Königstein from the North. © The National Gallery, London. Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, The National Gallery Trust, the Estate of Mrs Madeline Swallow, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation), Howard & Roberta Ahmanson, The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Mrs Mollie W. Vickers, The Manny & Brigitta Davidson Charitable Foundation, The Sackler Trust and through private appeal, 2017

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In 2017, The Fortress of Königstein from the North (1756–8) – one of the most original and impressive examples of 18th-century landscape painting by the Venetian master Bernardo Bellotto – was saved for the nation. The sharp and angular Saxon fortress of Königstein (southeast of Dresden) silhouetted against a pale sky, is one of the five views of Königstein commissioned from the artist, by King Augustus III of Poland in 1756.

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