In 1697, Augustus II of Poland (later Frederick-Augustus I, Elector of Saxony) enlarged the collections dependent by way of his predecessors and in doing so, inaugurated probably the most sensible technology within the historical past of Dresden. But even so Italian Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, the gathering, now housed within the very good Zwinger Palace, is produced from a lot of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art work, and exceptional works by way of Spanish, French and German painters. banks. The Zwinger Palace used to be badly suffering from water speeding via its vaults and storerooms, threatening its beneficial artwork collections. The entire works from the bottom flooring of the palace have been carried to protection and a collection of 50 of crucial masterpieces are being proven on the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2003. Those come with works by way of Mantegna, Titian, Poussin, Watteau, Durer, Cranach, Velazquez and Murillo. The exhibition opens with a gaggle of Bernardo Bellotto’s perspectives of Dresden, which display Augustus’ very good princely town in all its glory. well-known works. Essays hint the historical past of the gathering in addition to the historical past of one in all Europe’s so much impressive, architectural capitals.