Piccinino, Lucio (Italian, 16th century)
"The russeted surface embossed and richly Damascened in gold and silver. On the upper part is a representation of a combat between two mounted warriors, a Christian and a Saracen; below, in a cartouche, is a figure of Apollo. A beautiful example of parade armor, skillfully worked in the later manner of Lucio Picinino of Milan. From Kennedy Collection, exhibited at South Kensington Museum. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from S. J. Whawell Sale, Sotheby & Co., London, May 3 - 6, 1927 for $1,946.50; sold to Gimbel, April 1942 for $700."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1033, Art. #188, Album 8, p. 20