Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fauchard of the Bodyguard of Cardinal Scipione Borghese-Caffarelli (1576–1633)

Date:
ca. 1600–1610
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper, gold, silver, wood, textile
Dimensions:
L. 113 3/4 in. (288.93 cm)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954
Accession Number:
54.46.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Marking: On the blade: the arms of Camillo, Cardinal Borghese, afterwards Pope Paul V, ensigned with the Papal badge (keys and tiara): azure, a demi-dragon or, a chief of the Empire (gold, an eagle [or demi-eagle] displayed sable, crowned of first); above, crown with palm and olive branch.
Ex. coll.: Borghese, Rome, Italy; Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant.
Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 6, 1982, no. 80.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 18–October 10, 1982, no. 80.

San Antonio. The Witte Memorial Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983, no. 80.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 24–July 31, 1983, no. 80.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984, no. 80.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 10, 1984–June 2, 1984, no. 80.

Giacomini & Capobianchi. Objets d'Art et d'Ameublement qui Garnissent le Grand Appartement au Premier Étage du Palais du Prince Borghese à Rome. Rome: Giacomini & Capobianchi, March 28–April 9, 1892. no. 417, pl. IX (similar fauchards).

Capobianchi, Vincenzo. Catalogue des Marbres Antiques et des Objets d'Art Formant le Musée du Pavillon de l'Horloge, la Villa Borghese (Place de Sienne) à Rome, Provenant de l'Heritage des Princes Borghese et des Objets d'Art du Moyen Age, de la Renaissance et des Armes.... Rome, March 13–24, 1893. no. 433, pl. XXIV (similar fauchards).

Dean, Bashford. The Collection of Arms and Armor of Rutherford Stuyvesant, 1843–1909. New York: privately printed, 1914. no. 140, pl. XXXVIII.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles A. de Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. IV. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1921. p. 342.

Kienbusch, Carl Otto von. The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection of Armor and Arms. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Library, 1963. nos. 138, 604, pls. LXIII, CXXXI.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi Bianche Italiane. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1975. p. 388, fig. 501.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Helmut Nickel, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Leonid Tarassuk, American Federation of Arts, and Joseph P. Ascherl. The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition. New York: The Federation, 1982. pp. 123, 125, no. 80, ill.

Karcheski, Walter J. "An Eccliastical Glaive in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." Palace Notes: The Annual Report of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1985 (1986). pp. 50–53.

Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer, 1991). pp. 37, 64, ill.

Cervini, Fulvio, Giorgio Dondi, and Paolo Venturoli. Primo Supplemento al Catalogo Angelucci: Elenco degli Oggetti Acquisiti dalla Armeria Reale di Torino dopo il 1890. Armi Antiche, 2002. Turin: Accademia, 2005. pp. 87–88 (two identical fauchards).



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