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In the Picture…Out of the House!

As part of a partnership with The National Gallery, we’re exploring a masterpiece by the Italian Renaissance painter Bernardo Bellotto.

Bernardo Bellotto (1722–1780)
The Fortress of Königstein from the North, about 1756-8
© The National Gallery, London 

Credits: Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, The National Gallery Trust, the Estate of Mrs Madeline Swallow, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation), Howard & Roberta Ahmanson, The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, The Manny & Brigitta Davidson Charitable Foundation, The Sackler Trust and through private appeal, 2017.

In the Picture…a masterpiece by Bellotto

We asked people what this artwork makes them think or feel…their responses may surprise you!

Check out our video and see if you agree:

In the Picture: Bernardo Bellotto’s ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’

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Castles, Baked Beans and Bellotto

In this activity we will investigate notions of big and small and suggest some real-life castles to visit…how many are on your doorstep?

Download the activity pdf

A Fortress for a Tortoise

Download this activity pack for little ones, which includes lots of ideas for things to make and do relating to Bellotto's fantastic painting.