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Pair of Gauntlets

ca. 1600
Steel, gold
L. of each 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. of each 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.56, .57
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The battle scenes depict soldiers wearing contemporary armor and include banners with the arms of France. These gauntlets are part of an embossed and gilt parade armor that once belonged to the English collector Horace Walpole (1717–1797) at Strawberry Hill, which was among the first Gothic Revival houses in Europe.
Ex. coll.: Charles Stein, Paris; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
New Haven. Yale Center for British Art, Yale University. "Horace Walpole's Strawberry HIll," October 15, 2009—January 3, 2010.

London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Horace Walpole's Strawberry HIll," March 6—July 4, 2010.

C.,V. "La curiosité et les ventes: la vente Charles Stein." Revue des Arts Décoratifs VI p. 381.

Gazette des Beaux-Arts. "La Collection Charles Stein." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Courrier Europeen, de L'Art et de le Curiosité, 2, XXXIII p. 119.

Galerie Georges Petit and Charles Yriarte. Objets D'art, De Haute Curiosité Et D'ameublement. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 10–14, 1886. p. 36, 37, no. 136.

Spitzer, Frédéric. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité--moyen-âge--renaissance. Vol. VI. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1892. p. 18, nos. 79–80.

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10–14 1895. nos. 74, 80.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 40, no. C6, pl. 16.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Arms and Armor. Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook, Vol. 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1905. p. 165, fig. 52.

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