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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 38 (2003)

"The Wilton 'Montmorency' Armor: An Italian Armor for Henry VIII"

Blair, Claude, and Stuart W. Pyhrr
50 pages
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Stuart Pyhrr

Stuart W. Pyhrr began his career at The Met in 1971 while pursuing his graduate studies at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He became assistant curator in 1977, associate curator in 1982, and curator and department head in 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he supervised the redesign of the department’s galleries. Stuart has organized numerous special exhibitions and is the author of nearly one hundred scholarly articles. Approximately four hundred notable examples of the armorer’s art were added to The Met collection during his tenure as department head from 1988 to 2013.

Claude Blair

Field Armor of King Henry VIII 
of England (reigned 1509–47), Steel, gold, textile, 
leather, Italian, Milan or Brescia
Italian, Milan or Brescia
ca. 1544
Ornamental Panel, Agostino Veneziano (Agostino dei Musi)  Italian, Engraving
Agostino Veneziano (Agostino dei Musi)
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi)
ca. 1514–36
Legendario di sancti, Pseudo Jacobus de Voragine, Woodcut
Pseudo Jacobus de Voragine
Bernardino de' Vitali
October 20, 1514
Infantry Armor, Daniel Tachaux in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Armor Workshop French, Steel, leather, brass, Italian
Daniel Tachaux
dated 1571; upper plate of the gorget, skirt lames, and cheek pieces, 1917
Portions of a Field Armor, Steel, leather, German, probably Augsburg
German, probably Augsburg
dated 1524
Breastplate, Giovan Paolo Negroli  Italian, Steel, gold, Italian, Milan
Giovan Paolo Negroli
ca. 1540–45

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