Pietro Desani (November 18, 1595–1647) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Bologna and Reggio Emilia. He was a disciple of Lionello Spada. He painted a Crucifixion with the Virgin Man, Magdalen, and St. John for the Chiesa del Corpo di Christo and St. Francis receiving Stigmata for the church of the Padri Zoccolanti. One of his pupils was Orazio Talami.
- Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. pp. page 400.
- Marchese Antonio Bolognini Amorini (1843). Vite de Pittori ed Artifici Bolognesi. Tipografia Governativa alla Volpe, Bologna. pp. pages 70–71.
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