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With Williams & Son, London.
Private collection, UK (acquired from the above, 1979).
Thence by descent.
Little is known of the early life of Federico del Campo, but by 1880 he had exhibited several times at the Paris Salon. The same year he set up studio in Venice and began a lucrative career painting vedute that celebrated the city. Foreign tourists, many of them British, delighted in his ability to capture the wonderful colour and light of Venice and his technical prowess lent itself well to describing the majestic architecture and busy everyday life of the Venetians. The intense blue of the sky is reflected in the water as gondoliers ply their trade. Fashionable ladies promenade near the entrance to St Mark's Square- Santa Maria delta Salute is clearly beyond. His popularity with English collectors led to him relocating to London in 1893 where he was to spend the rest of his life, and where he was represented by Arthur Tooth & Sons. The same year Tooth held an exhibition of his work in Chicago to coincide with the World's Columbian Exhibition. His obituary appeared in the Toulouse newspaper La Depeche on November 11, 1923.