Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Right Pauldron (Shoulder Defense)

Armorer:
Filippo Negroli (Italian, Milan ca. 1510–1579)
Date:
ca. 1530–35
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 3 oz. (539 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Arms & Shoulders
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.714i
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This shoulderpiece belongs to a parade armor that was probably made for Guidobaldo II della Rovere (1514–1574), duke of Urbino from 1538. The matching helmet is preserved in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; the breastplate, left pauldron, and the three lames belonging to the Metropolitan's pauldron are in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. A portrait of Guidobaldo showing the helmet and breastplate is also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 2009.224).
Ex. coll.: Medici, Florence, Italy; Guastalla, Florence, Italy; William H. Riggs, Paris, France.
Paris. Palais des Armées de Terre et de Mer. "Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900," April 14–November 12, 1900.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance," October 22, 1977–January 8, 1978.

Florence. Palazzo Vecchio. "Firenze e la Toscana dei Medici nell'Europa del Cinquecento," March 15–September 28, 1980.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. "Notizie su Diversi Pezzi D'armatura Provenienti Dall'Antica Ameria Medicea." In L'Arte. L'Arte, Vol. XVII. Roma: s.n.??, 1914. pp. 387–395.

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. pp. 134–139, figs. 1220–1223.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Sculpture in Arms and Armor: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940. fig. 6.

Mann, J. G. "An Embossed Visor Guidobaldo II, Duke of Urbino." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 82, no. 478 (January 1943). pp. 14–16.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 5, fig. 7.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946. p. 5, fig. 7.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. 3rd ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951. p. 5, fig.7.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. 4th ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1957. p. 5, fig. 7.

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. "L'arte Milanese Dell'armatura." Storia di Milano XI (1958). pp. 763–764.

Mann, Sir James. European Arms and Armour: Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations. Vol. I. London: Wallace Collection, 1962. p. 157, no. A 205, pl. 62.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. L'arte Della̓rmatura in Italia. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1967. no. 239–246, pp. 321 and 327–328.

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Firenze e la Toscana dei Medici nell'Europa del Cinquecento and Paola Barocchi. Palazzo Vecchio: Committenza E Collezionismo Medicei. Florence: Edizioni Medicee, 1980. pp. 122–123, no. 231.

Boccia, Lionello G., and s.n.??. "Le Armature dei Negroli." IIOIEIN (Poiein), Quaderni di Cultura Artistica (FMR) 6 (1993). no. 6, pp. 5–26 and 82–85.

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