Castle in the spotlight a masterpiece by Bellotto


From 17 May a very special painting goes on display in the Colman Project Space at Norwich Castle. Castle in the spotlight: a masterpiece by Bellotto from the National Gallery, London provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to explore one of the most original and impressive examples of 18th-century landscape painting: Bernardo Bellotto’s The Fortress of Königstein from the North.

Painted in c. 1756-8, this monumental painting (measuring over 2m in length) was saved for the nation in 2017 with support from Art Fund and other donors. To celebrate its acquisition, the National Gallery has loaned the painting to a number of institutions, including Norwich Castle, so that audiences around the country can appreciate this important masterpiece.

Entry to the castle and exhibition costs £6.70 (children £6.20). Bookings must be made in advance and online from 7 May.