Canaletto and Canaletto


 
If you are hooked with Venice as much as I am, then you are probably an admirer of such painters as Francesco Guardi, Pietro Longhi and Canaletto. Although I am a Mr.Know All, I didn’t know that Canaletto had a nephew called Bernardo Bellotto who worked in Germany and Poland, and that in these countries he used the name Canaletto as well.
So, when I visited the small town of Pirna near Dresden and read that he had painted the house which has been turned into the Tourist Information Office today, I assumed that this was done by the most famous Canaletto.
In the photo you can see the house.
Pirna is worth a visit, also thanks to the very interesting St.Marienkirche with its original ceiling paintings, an old girls’school and other sites.
http://www.pirna.de