Jörg Sorg the Younger (German, Augsburg, ca. 1522–1603)
ca. 1550–55, some etched decoration, 19th century
Steel, gold, leather, velvet
Armor for Man
04.3.280, .282: Rogers Fund, 1904; 23.58: Anonymous Gift, in memory of Cornelius Stevenson, 1923; 26.234.3: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1926
04.3.280, .282; 23.58; 26.234.3
Not on view
The elements of armor exhibited here represent parts parts of several closely related garnitures, the etched ornament of which can be attributed to the Augsburg etcher Jörg Sorg the Younger. Three similar armors made for Spanish knights in 1551 and 1553 were recorded in Sorg's pen-and-wash album of armor designs that is now preserved in the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart. The numerous exchange and reinforcing pieces indicate that the armor was adaptable for use not only in battle but also in several forms of tournament.
Ex. coll: Bernal; Lord Londesboro; Christie's, London (sale, July 4–6, 9–11, 1888, lot 145); Bachereau; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris (A6).