A Pair of Cannon Barrels, c. 1600


Item ref: 2858

  • Spain
  • Bronze
  • 40 inches / 101 cm


The Duke of Lerma (b.1552 – d.1625)
Private Collection UK

This remarkable pair of barrels bears the arms of Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rosas, Duke of Lerma, a favourite of King Phillip III of Spain, and arms which can be found on the facade of the vast Ducal Palace he built between 1601 and 1610.