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Post paintings and illustrations of European cities in the 18th century here!

I'll begin with Stockholm:

The Royal Palace:


Gustav Adolf's Square:


View of Riddarholmen:


Skeppsbron, Gamla Stan


View from Brunnsbacken:


The Royal Mint:


View from Slottsbacken, ca 1700:


Preparing for war against the Russians:
 

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And here are some from Paris:

Le Pont Neuf et de la pompe de la Samaritaine:


View of Hôtel de Ville:


View of Paris with the Île de la Cité:


Église Saint-Barthélemy (Demolished in 1791):
 

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Warsaw

General View:


Krakowskie Przedmieście Street from the Castle Square:


Krakowskie Przedmieście from the side of Nowy Świat:


Brygidek Church (Demolished in 1892):


Miodowa Street:


View from the terrace of the Royal Castle:
 

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Views of Dresden by Bernardo Bellotto (1740s):

View from the Right Bank of the Elbe Below the Augustus Bridge:


View of Dresden with the Frauenkirche:


The Neumarkt:


The Frauenkirche:


Another view of the Neumarkt:


The Kreuzkirche:


The Ruins of the Kreuzkirche:


Dresden Cathedral:


The Zwinger:


The Neustadt:


The Old Fortifications:
 

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This thread makes me realize what Spain has missed in terms of historical documentary evidences for not having developed a proper landscape painting tradition prior to the 19th c...

Madrid is an exception to that, since the court of the Bourbons employed a number of foreign painters, like Italian Antonio Joli, who introduced their original genres, but we miss images for the rest of the country.







The Plaza Mayor before its 18th c. remodelling:











Goya happened to practice some occasional landscape painting too.



 

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Views of Vienna by Bernardo Bellotto:

The city, as seen from the Belvedere:


The Lobkowitzplatz:


The Dominican Church:


The Mehlmarkt from the South-West:


Square of the Old University with the Grand Aula:


The Freyung Plaza:


Schönbrunn Palace:
 

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Views of Moscow:

Mokhovaya Street and Pashkov House:


Novodevichy Convent:


The suburb of Podnovinskoe:


Spassky Gate:


Petrovsky Palace:


Staraya Square:


View of Moscow from the Imperial Palace (Now Grand Kremlin Palace):


Ice slides at the Kremlin:


View of the Stone Bridge and its environs in Moscow from a wooden bridge near the coal tower:


View of the Kremlin:


Yauzsky Bridge and the Shapkin House:


View of the Boyar site in the Moscow Kremlin:


View of the Boyar site from the courtyard:
 
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