Creator Information

Anonymous (German)


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Date Information

ca. 1490


Of bright steel, consisting of an armet with large falling below-type visor, the skull finely formed and furnished with a bold roped comb, gorget-plate, globoss breast-plate fluted to the breast, tace of four lames, laminated tassets, cuisses, jambs and splayed toed sollerets; the arm defences have finely moulded wing protectors at the elbow joints, and mitten gauntlets. A pair of pallets or rondels attached at the shoulders do not belong to the suit.

Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, England, January 23, 1922 for $1,852.30, Beardmore Collection; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., September 30, 1943 for $456.


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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 624, art #1, Album 6, p. 8


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