John Singer Sargent, Scuola di San Rocco, c. 1903
Some years ago, I was leafing through a 2006 exhibition catalogue, Sargent's Venice, and my heart stopped - there was my campo, captured by one of my favourite painters of Venice, John Singer Sargent (1856 -1925). Sargent apparently painted several watercolour views of the campo, but this version above is my favourite. It captures the serenity and gentle beauty of the scene.
If I so chose, I could purchase reproductions of this image on a variety of items - kitchen tiles, IPAD cases, drink coasters, even a jigsaw puzzle..but I'd rather let the memory of ths wonderful image dwell in my imagination.