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Jean Baptiste de Pian, also known as Giovanni Battista de Pian, belonged to a family of Italian artists who immigrated from Venice to Vienna in the late 18th century. Jean Baptiste's father and grandfather were both draughtsmen, painters, and engravers who also worked as set designers for the Imperial Court Theater of Vienna.
This set is extremely rare; only one other copy has sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. A facsmile was published in Vienna in 1973, a copy of which accompanies this set. Housed in a blue board folding case. Marginal cropping, scattered foxing. With the bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow inside the front cover of the box. (Durstmüller, Ein Schmuckalphabet Aus Wien).
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