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Oil Painting - Warwick Castle, East Front from the Courtyard
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© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1752 - 1752|
|Artist:|| Canaletto - View biography for Canaletto|
Lord Brooke commissioned several paintings of Warwick Castle from Canaletto. Records show he made four payments to Canaletto between 1748-52. The artist made at least two visits to Warwick, creating five paintings and three drawings of the castle. This view shows Guy's Tower, the gatehouse and Caesar's Tower. Canaletto depicts the spire of St Nicolas's Church through the gatehouse arch, in life the spire is not visible from this view point.
|Purchased by the City of Birmingham with the assistance of Government grants, West Midlands County Council, the National Art Collections Fund, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, The Pilgrim's Trust, Wildenstein and Co, Dr Daniel McDonald, Charitable Trusts, Industry, Commerce, and an anonymous benefactor.|