Since then, I discovered another Venetian artist who, in his way, was Tito's equal. His name is Giacomo Favretto. But Favretto, 1849-1887, was born ten years before Tito and died of typhoid fever at age 38, so he couldn't claim to be the last really good painter from Venice.
English language information regarding Favretto is skimpy on the Internet. A brief Wikipedia entry is here. More details can be found here.
Favretto painted a number of 18th century costume scenes, but I prefer his paintings related to Venice. Here are some examples:
Okay, this isn't Venice, but a setting a ways farther inland. I include it because he rarely did landscapes.
A commentary on art restoration, I think.
The title can be translated as "Susanna and the Elders," but here Susanna is fully clothed and quite happy to be part of the scene.
A view of Venice's Promenade Day. Favretto was working on it just before he died. At first glance, it seems finished, but closer examination shows that some of the background figures are only sketched in. Click on the image to enlarge.
Favretto had a very nice touch that, for me, cancels any potential criticism that his subjects lacked profundity.