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Market in Campo San Polo, Venice (Mercato in Campo San Polo a Venezia)

One of nineteenth-century Venice’s most distinguished artists, Giacomo Favretto exhibited his paintings—scenes of both contemporary and eighteenth-century Venetian life—in Rome, Milan, Turin, Munich, and Paris. His images of Venice helped generate renewed artistic interest in a city whose political importance and cultural life had been in decline since the late eighteenth century. In this work, he adopted a modified form of Impressionism to depict a contemporary Venetian street market.

Giacomo Favretto
Italian, 1849‒1887
Market in Campo San Polo, Venice (Mercato in Campo San Polo a Venezia)
1884‒85
Oil on canvas
59 ¼ x 55 ¼ in. (150.5 x 140.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Morton and Marie Bradley Memorial Collection, 2006.209