B. ca 1690, Lodi, d. ca 1750, Mantua
Claimed on his labels to have been a pupil of Hieronymus Amati II, he worked in Mantua from about 1724, contemporarily with Camillus Camilli. Some instruments do show a mixture of the two makers, implying that they did work together in some way as master and pupil. Zanotus' instruments are not as secure in form and execution as Camilli, the outline often suffers from deeply incurved centre bouts and the cutting of F holes and head can be relatively weak. Used a fine orange or yellow varnish comparable with that of Camilli.