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.
Indianapolis. Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures from the Metropolitan," October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971.

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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