Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of Gauntlets

Armorer:
Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62)
Armorer:
Franz Grosschedel (German, Landshut, recorded 1555–79)
Date:
1554 and later
Geography:
Landshut
Culture:
German, Landshut
Medium:
Steel, gold, leather
Dimensions:
L. of each 8 in. (20.3 cm); W. of each 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.147.6, .7
Not on view
These gauntlets belong to a large garniture made in 1554 for the future Philip II of Spain (reigned 1556–98) by the leading armorers of Landshut, Wolfgang Grosschedel (recorded 1517–1562) and his son Franz (recorded 1555–1579). The elements of Philip's armor are distinguished by their decoration of stylized cloud bands.
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Composed Armor

Artist: Helmet, arm defenses, gauntlets and leg defenses by Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Date: ca. 1550–80 Medium: Steel, gold, leather, textile, copper alloy Accession: 04.3.278; 22.147.6, .7 On view in:Not on view

Composed Armor

Artist: Helmet, arm defenses, gauntlets and leg defenses by Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Date: ca. 1550–80 Medium: Steel, gold, leather, textile, copper alloy Accession: 04.3.278 On view in:Not on view

Right Gauntlet

Artist: Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Date: 1554 and later Medium: Steel, gold, leather Accession: 22.147.6 On view in:Not on view

Left Gauntlet

Artist: Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Date: 1554 and later Medium: Steel, gold, leather Accession: 22.147.7 On view in:Not on view

Cuisses (Thigh Defenses) with Knee-Cops

Artist: Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Date: dated 1549 Medium: Steel, gold, textile (canvas, velvet) Accession: 22.169.3 On view in:Not on view