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Pair of Gauntlets for a Child

Lucio Piccinino (Italian, Milan, active ca. 1575–90)
ca. 1585
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold, silver
L. of each 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. of each 4 1/2 in. (12.4 cm); D. of each 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); Wt. of each 8 oz. (226.8 g)
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
These gauntlets belong to an armor presented by the Spanish governor of Milan to the future Philip III of Spain (1578–1621, reigned from 1598).
Ex. coll.: Lord Hastings; S. E. Kennedy, London.
London. Burlington Fine Arts Club. "Exhibition of Chased and Embossed Steel and Iron Work of European Origin," 1900, case I, nos. 8–9 (lent by Mr. S. E. Kennedy).

Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003, no. 81g.

Christie's, London. A Catalogue of ... Ancient Armour and Arms: Recently Received from Spain ... Slabs of Florentine Mosaic Tapestry ... Saxon Porcelain and a Few Pictures. 8 King Street, St. James's Square, London: Christie's, London, January 23–24, 1839. no. 261.

Christie's, London. Henry Perronet Briggs, R.A. Collection. London: Christie's, London, April 25–27, 1844. lot 383.

Deacon's. Anonymous (S.L. Pratt?) Collection. London: Deacon's, July 2–3, 1845. lot 181.

Deacon's. S.L. Pratt Collection. London: Deacon's, April 20–23, 1847. lot 552.

Valencia de Don Juan, Conde de, El conde Valencia de Don Juan, Juan Bautista Crooke y Navarrot Conde de Valencia de Don Juan, and Real Armería. Catálogo Histórico-Descriptivo de la Real Armería de Madrid. Madrid: Fototipias de Hauser y Menet, 1898. p. 122, no. B. 4, pl. XVII.

Gardner, John Starkie. Exhibition of Chased and Embossed Steel and Iron Work of European Origin. London: Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1900. case I, nos. 8–9, p. 46.

Christie's, London. The Important Collection of Objects of Art Antiquities Armour and Arms formed by S. E. Kennedy, Esq.. 8 King Street, St James's Square, London: Christie's, London, March 18–22, 1918. no. 32, ill. opp. p. 21.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "Lucio Piccinino: Master Armorer of the Renaissance." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin XXII, no. 8 (April 1964). pp. 226–270, figs. 13–16, 19.

Alcon, Maria Teresa Ruiz. "Armaduras Infantiles en el Palacio de Oriente." Reales Sitios III, no. 10 (1966). pp. 40–48, fig. B.5.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. cat. no. 81g, pp. 311, 484–86.

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