Lot N: 0289
ARTISTA DEL XVIII SECOLO
112 x 78 cm
The Capriccio is due to the activity of Bernardo and Lorenzo Bellotto of the court of Stanislao Poniatowski, when they arrived in Warsaw in 1767. Lorenzo's collaboration with his father Bernardo, where in the cartouches appears the collective signature through the words "Canaletti", in the series of views of ancient and papal Rome, is well known. Other views of the series, sometimes signed "Bellotti" or not signed, connect stylistically with these canvases and are to be considered works of both painters.
In the year 1768 appear for the first time the signature "Canaletti" which officialized his son Lorenzo as an official collaborator. it can be pointed out, that the signature bearing the family name bellotto had not disappeared, will be used again for many other paintings.
In this case the surname of the family declined to the plural, for the quality of the painting, gives us confirmation of the attribution to Bernardo and Lorenzo.
The painting is in a very good state of preservation. The enamelled quality of thr pigments is beauiful.
Signature lower left B. L. BELLOTTI F.