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Part of Arms and Armor
Pierre Le Bourgeois (French, Lisieux, died 1627)
Date: ca. 1620Accession Number: 1972.223
Nicolas Noël Boutet (French, Versailles and Paris, 1761–1833)
Date: ca. 1800Accession Number: 1970.179.1a–q
Johan Adolph Grecke (Russian, Saint Petersburg, recorded 1755–90)
Date: 1786Accession Number: 1986.265.1, .2
Peter Peck (German, Munich, 1503–1596)
Date: ca. 1540–45Accession Number: 14.25.1425
J. C. A. Brun (French, Paris, active 1849–72)
Date: dated 1866Accession Number: 1993.415
Samuel Brunn (English, London, recorded 1795–1820)
Date: hallmarked for 1800–1801Accession Number: 1992.330.1, .2
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The Russell B. Aitken Gallery of firearms is devoted to hunting and sporting weapons as intricate and evocative works of art, featuring richly decorated European firearms, crossbows, and accessories from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
Examples highlight the art of the gun maker from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical periods, including weapons that belonged to Emperor Charles V and King Louis XIII of France.
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