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This view is to the north, upstream over the Adige, towards the Visconti fortress of Castel San Pietro (destroyed by the French in 1801). To the left is the unfinished brick facade and tower of Sant'Anastasia. At the extreme right is the Palazzo Fioro della Seta, decorated with sixteenth-century frescoes. The wooden shacks are floating flour-mills. Bellotto emancipated himself from the influence of his uncle and former employer, Canaletto, with his own work before being invited to Dresden in 1747.
oil on canvas
H 132.5 x W 231 cm
purchased from the Powis family with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Art Colections Fund (including the Wolfson Foundation), and grant-in-aid administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1981