"Plated with twelve steel plates, each embossed in the centre; it retains its breech-loading matchlook ""Gonne"", or pistol and peep-hole, and original canvas lining. This is probably one of the forty-seven shields mentioned in the inventory of the Tower of London in the year 1547.
From Beardmore Collection.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, January 23, 1922 for $2,273.27; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., May 26, 1941 for $747.50."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 624, art. #18, Album 9, p. 30