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Breastplate

Date:
ca. 1515
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); W. 14 in. (35.6 cm); D. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 11 oz. (3941 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1937
Accession Number:
37.189.12
Not on view
Inscription: Breastpplate bears two marks: (1) mark of city of Landshut ("Landshuetl"); and (2) maker's initials SH wthin a shield, probably mark of Hans Schmid.
Ex coll.: Samuel J. Whawell, London; Theodore Offerman, New York
Hagerstown, Md. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 27–March 31, 1955, no. 12.

Newark. Newark Museum Association. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 15–September 15, 1955, no. 12.

Laking, Guy Francis, Sir, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. III. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920.

Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Armour, Weapons and Works of Art, The Property of the late S. J. Whawell, Esq.. London: Sotheby & Co., May 3–6, 1927.

European Arms & Armor of the XV–XVIII Century: Collection of the Late Theodore Offerman, Sold by the Order of the Executor of His Estate, The National City Bank of New York. New York: William Bradford Press, 1937.

Spitzlberger, Georg. Landshuter Plattnerkunst, Ein Überblick mit Katalog der Ausstellung, vom 14. Juni bis 20. Juli 1975, täglich 9–17 Uhr, im Deutschen Saal der Stadtresidenz. Landshut: K. Möginger, 1975. p. 56, pl. 20.



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