The battle scenes depict soldiers wearing contemporary armor and include banners with the arms of France. These gauntlets are part of an embossed and gilt parade armor that once belonged to the English collector Horace Walpole (1717–1797) at Strawberry Hill, which was among the first Gothic Revival houses in Europe.
Ex. coll.: Charles Stein, Paris; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
New Haven. Yale Center for British Art, Yale University. "Horace Walpole's Strawberry HIll," October 15, 2009—January 3, 2010.
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Horace Walpole's Strawberry HIll," March 6—July 4, 2010.
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. "La Collection Charles Stein." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Courrier Europeen, de L'Art et de le Curiosité, 2, XXXIII
Galerie Georges Petit and Charles Yriarte. Objets D'art, De Haute Curiositʹe Et D'ameublement. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 10–14, 1886.
Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10-14 1895. nos. 74, 80.
Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 40, no. C. 6, pl. 16.
Artist: Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris (?))Date: ca. 1555Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textileAccession: 39.121a–nOn view in:Gallery 374