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A COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS BY FELICE GIANI AND HIS CIRCLE
The following seventeen lots come from a portfolio of drawings gathered in the 19th Century, and inherited by descent to the present owner. The majority of the drawings can be dated to Giani's stay in Paris in 1812-13, during which time he executed a number of important commissions, most notably the decoration of the Villa Aldini at Montmorency. The remainder of the drawings can be connected with Giani's most important pupil, close friend and sole heir, the Austrian Michael Köck.
We are grateful to Anna Ottani Cavina for confirming the attributions to Giani and Köck, and for her kind assistance in cataloguing the drawings. References are to Dr Ottani Cavina's Felice Giani (1758-1823) e la cultura di fine secolo, Milan, 1999.