Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1600
possibly Bologna
Italian, possibly Bologna
Wood, leather, gesso, bole, paint, gold
Diam. 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The subject of the painting is unknown. It may represent a contemporary battle with the participants rendered in Classical dress or a famous battle from antiquity.
Ex. coll.: Ambrogio Uboldo, Milan; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris; William Henry Riggs, Paris.
Uboldo, Ambrogio, and D. Biorci. L'armeria Del Signore C.a. Uboldo, Nobile De Villareggio. Milan: Giuseppe Crespi, 1839. p. 12.

Biorci, D. L'armeria del Signore Ambrogio Uboldo, Nobile de Villareggio. Second ed. Milano: Giuseppe Crespi, 1841. p. 12.

Uboldo, Ambrogio. Descrizione Degli Scudi Posseduti da Ambrogio Uboldo. Milano: Crespi e Pagnoni, 1842. pl. VII, A.

La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Âge, Renaissance. Vol. VI. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1892. p. 21, no. 94.

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10-14 1895. p. 18, no. 57 (fcs. 720).

Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Treasures from the Metropolitan: Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, October 25, 1970-January 3, 1971, edited by Carl J. Weinhardt Jr. Indianapolis, October 25, 1970 – January 3, 1971. p. 47, no. 34.

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