19.31 x 25.77 inches
More recently a number of capricci of classical ruins has re-emerged. Works revealing considerably more imagination than is apparent in Bellotti’s previously known work, he was understandably proud of these and several are signed. A pair of upright examples in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, will be published shortly by Sabrina Meloni in Maurithuis in Focus. One of those is signed ‘BELLOTTI DIT CANALETI VENITIEN PEINTRE ROIAL’. Ours is the only pair of which the current location is known of which both components are signed.
Mrs Leon Lauer, by whom given to the Maryland Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.
Pietro Bellotti: un altro Canaletto, exhibition curated by C. Beddington and D. Crivellari, Ca’ Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice, 7th December 2013-28th April 2014, cat. Nos 42 and 42.
Burlington Magazine, Belloti in England and Elsewhere, No 1255, Vol CXLIX, October 2007, pp.678-84, illustrated.
C. Beddington and D. Crivellari, Pietro Bellotti: un altro Canaletto, exh. Cat. Verona, 2013, cat. Nos 42 and 43, p. 71 and illustrated pp. 132-135.