1828 - 1903Rotta was a painter of the Italian school, born on February 28th, 1828 at Gorizia, Italy. He was a pupil at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia . The development of international tourism in the nineteenth century meant that a new breed of traveller penetrated to the beauty spots of Europe. High on the list of desirable destinations was Venice, and pictures depicting Venice were increasingly popular as memorials of visits for the new tourist.
Along with other notable Italian painters like Antonio Paoletti, and Giacomo Faveretto, Antonio Rotta painted scenes of Venice with specific concentration on its colourful inhabitants, especially if they were attractive young women or children.
Rotta held an exhibition of his work in Berlin in 1891. Works by Rotta can be found in The Museum of Art in Philadelphia, United States of America as well as in the museums of Helsinki and Trieste.