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Pair of Gauntlets Belonging to the Armor of Duke Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick (1591–1634)

Date:
ca. 1610–13
Geography:
Greenwich
Culture:
British, Greenwich
Medium:
Steel, gold, leather, textile, copper alloy
Dimensions:
left gauntlet: H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 9/16 in. (37 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz. (845 g); right gauntlet: H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 3/16 in. (36 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15 oz. (883 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.899a, b
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Special exhibition of works of art of the medieval, Renaissance, and more recent periods," 1862, no. 4626.

London. Alexandra Palace. "Londesborough Collection of Arms and Armour," 1875, no. 657.

London. H. M. Tower of London. "Exhibition of Armour Made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich," May 22–September 29, 1951.

New York. Neue Galerie. "The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from 3rd Century BC to the 21st Century," October 20, 2011–April 2, 2012.

Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire du Ministère de la Guerre en 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890. pl. opposite p. 34.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "Notes on Armor of the Greenwich School." Metropolitan Museum Studies 2, pt. 1 (1929). p. 97, figs. 17–18.

Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor, European and Oriental, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. p. 142, fig. 89.

Southwick, Leslie. "William and John Pickering and the Garniture Made for the Prince of Brunswick Under their Supervision at the Royal ‘Almain’ Armoury at Greenwich, 1610 to 1612." Arms & Armour 10, no. 2 (October, 2013). pp. 128–171, fig. 3.

Southwick, Leslie. "The Greenwich Armour of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, and others presented to and commissioned by the Prince between 1604 and 1612." Park Lane Arms Fair (Spring 2016). pp. 41, fig. 15.



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