The Fortress of Königstein: Courtyard with the Brunnenhaus Königstein by Bernardo Bellotto

The painting shows the courtyard of the Castle from the west.


Oil on canvas
132.1 x 236.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £256,299)
Acquired in:
David Carritt

In the middle distance is the Brunnenhaus, with the Magdalenenburg partly concealed to the left. Left foreground is a wing of the Georgenburg and on the right is part of the old Arsenal.


Painted for the Elector Augustus II of Saxony; sold by ?Lady Burlington Christie's 1778; Tempest, by descent in the Vane-Tempest family at Wynyard Park, Co Durham.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

Entry details

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