Over the Grand Canal, Venice , Frederico del Campo
  • Artist
    Frederico del Campo
  • Born
    1837
  • Died
    1923
  • Title
    Over the Grand Canal, Venice
  • Date of Production
    1889
  • Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    56.5 x 90.5cm
  • Credit Details
    Gift of Lady Currie in memory of Sir Alan Currie, 1949

Frederico del Campo

Over the Grand Canal, Venice

Peruvian-born del Campo studied in Madrid with Lorenzo Valles who also worked and died in Italy. 

Painted at a time when Venice was an essential part of the 19th Century "Grand Tour," "Over the Grand Canal, Venice" captures the view across the canal from near the Dogana, the former sea customs post of the city near where the canal widens into the Lagoon.  Venice with its gondolas, watercraft and sunbaked buildings beneath a  vibrant blue sky was the subject of the main body of works by del Campo and here the nearly thousand year old Campanile (bell tower) de San Marco, that fell in 1902 and was rebuilt in 1912, can be seen rising above the Doge's Palace and St Marks Basilica, both of which are to the right of the tower.