Piccini's Canon Missae

Canon Missae ad usum episcoporum, ac praelatorum solemniter vel private celebrantium.
Venice: Typographia Balleoniana, 1735. (BRB1254)

This impressive engraving of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is one of fourteen plates by Suor Isabella Piccini that illustrate this handsome edition of the Canon of the Mass for the use of bishops. Half of the plates are signed by Piccini, who also executed several of the book’s smaller ornamental engravings. As several other illustrations in the book were supplied by different artists, it is probable that Piccini died shortly before the work was completed.

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