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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)

Personifications of Science and the Arts with allegories of Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian and Roman civilisations

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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
Personifications of Science and the Arts with allegories of Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian and Roman civilisations
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark twice-encircled fleur-de-lys below C
23 1/8 x 17 5/8 in. (587 x 449 mm.)
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Dr Ottani Cavina suggests that this drawing dates from the last years of the 18th Century, and compares it to a sheet representing The personification of Fine Art honouring Painting in the presence of the Gods formerly in the collection of Pico Cellini, Rome, A. Ottani Cavina, op. cit., p. 21, fig. 16.
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