25 January 2005
Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
Erminia and the Shepherds
inscribed 'Erminia con pastori' and with inscription 'Gianni Erminia con pastori Tasso'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
22 7/8 x 17¼ in. (580 x 437 mm.)
An early 19th Century English Collection, perhaps bought in Paris after 1815, and then by descent until 2002; Christie's, London, 9 July 2003, lot 86.
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The subject is taken from Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, Book VII.
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