Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Attributed to Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Wt. 8 lb. 8 oz. (3849 g)
Armor for Man
Gift of Marshall Field, 1938
Not on view
Marking: On the back of the helmet: etched female figures, presumably Sts. Elizabeth and Dorothy.
Ex coll.: (a) helmet - Dr. William Meyrick: Henry Arthur Brassey, Preston Hall, Kent; Leonard Brassey, Apethorpe Hall, Peterborough; William Randolph Hearst (b-d) colletin, breastplate and backplate - Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche of Harringworth; Baroness Zouche of haryngworth; William Randolph Hearst.
New York. Brooklyn Museum. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," June 12–October 31, 1933, no. 4.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 5.
San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953, no. 5.
Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954, no. 5.
Meyrick, Samuel R., and Joseph Skelton. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, from the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick...at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. 2. London: J. Skelton, 1830. pl. CII (similar decorative motifs).
Christie, Manson & Woods. A Catalogue of ... Armour and Arms: Recently Received from Spain ... Also ... Bronze and Marble Busts and Figures. Christie & Manson, London: Christie, Manson & Woods, February 26, 1840. p. 7, no. 86 (probably this helmet).
Oxenham & Son. A Catalogue of a Matchless Importation of Ancient Foreign Property... [including] Ancient Armour and Arms... Which will be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Oxenham and Sons on Tuesday, the 16th of May 1843, and the following days. London: Oxenham & Son, May 16–19, 1843. no. 138.
Meyrick, William. An Illustrated Catalogue of Weapons and Detached Specimens of Armour, from the Collection of William Meyrick, Esq.. London: Joseph Clayton, 1860. pls. 11–13.
Crooke y Navarrot, Juan Bautista Conde de Valencia de Don Juan. "Bildinventar der Waffen, Rüstungen, Gewänder und Standarten Karl V in der Armeria Real zu Madrid." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses 11 (1890). pl. 29 (this or a similar visor).
Christie, Manson & Woods. Meyrick Arms and Armour Being the Collection Formed About the Middle of the 19th Century by the Late Dr. William Meyrick. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, February 21, 1922. no. 160, ill.
Grancsay, Stephen V., and Brooklyn Museum. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, June–August 1933. p. 4, no. 4, ill.
Grancsay, Stephen V. "Armor with Etching Attributed to Daniel Hopfer." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (August 1939). pp. 189–92, ill.
Mann, James G. "The Etched Decoration of Armour: A Study in Classification." Proceedings of the British Academy 27 (1940). p. 9, pls. III–IV.
Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. pp. 8–9, no. 5, ill.