Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62)
Steel, leather, copper alloy
H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 11 lb. 3.1 oz. (5077.4 g)
Rogers Fund, 1904
Not on view
Grosschedel, Landshut’s most renowned armorer of the mid-sixteenth century, fulfilled many commissions for both the German and the Spanish branches of the Hapsburg family. The decoration of this helmet is very similar to that of a large garniture made by Grosschedel for King Philip II of Spain (1513–1579) about 1560. It also resembles the decoration on a large series of armors that Grosschedel and others made for Emperor Ferdinand I (1503–1564) and his son, Maximilian II (1527–1576, Emperor from 1564) for use in a large tournament held in Vienna in 1560. It is not known to which commission the helmet originally belonged.
Ex. coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
Artist: Helmet, arm defenses, gauntlets and leg defenses by Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62)Date: ca. 1550–80Medium: Steel, gold, leather, textile, copper alloyAccession: 04.3.278On view in:Not on view