Lot 6
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Federico del Campo

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Federico del Campo
  • The Doge’s Palace and Santa Maria Della Salute
  • signed F. del Campo, inscribed Venezia, and dated 1898 (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 18 3/8 by 29 1/8 in.
  • 46.6 by 73.9 cm


Private Collection, New York (by 1968)
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Federico del Campo was among the most successful artists of his time to specialize in Venetian vedute painting for the international market, and this outstanding view of The Doge’s Palace and Santa Maria Della Salute is an excellent example. Other artists working in this genre, which was immensely popular in the nineteenth century, included Franz Richard Unterberger (see lot 7) and Rubens Santoro.

Del Campo's compositions are immediately identifiable through their technical precision and the artist’s masterful application of paint through fine strokes and meticulous glazes. The results boast an abundance of detail, and were rightly prized by European and American travellers on the Grand Tour of Europe. In addition to the observed specificity of architecture, seen here in the Doge’s Palace in the foreground and the Santa Maria Della Salute in the distance, del Campo animates the scene with figures, showing a merchant unloading fruits, flowers and vegetables from a large gondola.