Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Burgonet after Filippo Negroli

ca. 1545–50
Italian, Milan
H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 14 in. (35.6 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 10 oz. (1651 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This closely resembles two helmets by Filippo and Francesco Negroli in Madrid and Paris. Later over-cleaning removed the original dark surface and damascened decoration of our burgonet.
Ex. coll.: John Walker Baily; Baron Charles Alexander de Cosson, Florence; Rutherford Stuyvesant, Allamuchy, New Jersey.
South Kensington Museum. "Special Exhibition of Works of Art of the Medieval, Renaissance and More Recent Periods," June, 1862.

London. South Kensington Museum. "Exhibition of the de Cosson Collection," 1891–93 (no cat.).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Arms and Armor," February 6–April 16, 1911.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," August 3, 1931–September 27, 1931.

New York. Brooklyn Museum. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," June 12–October 1, 1933.

Christie, Manson & Woods. Catalogue of the Famous Collection of Armour and Arms Formed by That Well-Known Connoisseur, The Baron de Cosson, F.S.A., Which Has Been On Loan to the South Kensington Museum for the Last Two Years. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 2–3, 1893. p. 16, no. 109, ill. facing p. 16.

Lee-Dillon, Harold Arthur, J. G. Mann, William Burges, and Charles A. de Cosson. "A Suit of Armor in the Tower of London." Archaeological Journal 69 (1912).

Dean, Bashford. The Collection of Arms and Armor of Rutherford Stuyvesant, 1843–1909. New York: privately printed, 1914. p. 31, no. 30, pl. XVI.

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. 142, fig. 1228.

Thomas, B., and Ortwin Gamber. "L'Arte Milanese dell'Armatura." Storia di Milano XI (1958). p. 769.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. L'Arte dell'Armatura in Italia. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1967.

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