PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)
PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)
PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)
PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)
3 More
PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)

Design for a cannon with the arms of Bologna

Details
PIETRO ZANINI (ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY?)
Design for a cannon with the arms of Bologna
signed and inscribed ‘Pietro Zanini’ (lower center) and ‘Del Seco.do: Genere Mezzo Canone Moderno Rinforzato Accolubrinato di Bocche 24’ (upper center) and ‘Scala di: 90: Ottavi Diametro della Bo.ca’ (upper right) and ‘vento della Palla’ (lower right) and ‘LIBERTAS’ (twice)
pen and brown ink, brown wash
8 3⁄8 x 47 in. (21.2 x 119.3 cm)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, South Kensington, 9 August 1995, lot 98.

Brought to you by

Elizabeth Seigel
Elizabeth Seigel Vice President, Specialist

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

This impressively large and rare design for a cannon is signed by the otherwise unknown Pietro Zanini, possibly a founder. The presence of the arms of the city of Bologna suggest his activity was located in Emilia. Cannons similar to the one depicted here are described and illustrated in Lartiglieria di Pietro Sardi Romano divisa in tre libri, published in Venice in 1621.

More from The Collection of Pierre Durand

View All
View All