H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
The free and confident draftsmanship of the eagle as well as the loose style of the leafy tendrils in the background are typical of the late sixteenth century. The edging of arcs around the border belongs to the a l'ungla ("with the fingernail") style.
H. O. Havemeyer (until d. 1907) ; Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer (until 1929; bequeathed to MMA)