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, no. 81.

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.

Bailey, John Walker, and John Walker Barly (1809-73). The Journal of the British Archaeological Association Mr. J.W. Baily exhibited his Farnese burgonet, the heraldic decoration then considered to refer to the ruling Medici family of Florence, and this burgonet.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. "Armour and Arms at the Tudor Exhibition." The Magazine of Art 13 (1880). p. 321, 324.

Cosson, Charles Alexander, and William Burges. "Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail." The Archaeological Journal 37 (1881). pl. VII, fig. 87, cat. no. 86.

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, cat. no. 109.

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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Beverly Hale, Vincent D. Andrus, Charles K. Wilkinson, Stephen V. Grancsay, Polaire Weissman, S. A. Callisen, Ambrose Lansing, Alan Priest, Christine Alexander, Walter Hauser, Josephine L. Allen, James J. Rorimer, Emanuel Winternitz, Benjamin Knotts, Maurice S. Dimand, Theodore Rousseau Jr., A. Hyatt Mayor, Marshall Davidson, Preston Remington, and Murray Pease. "Reports of the Departments." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 9, no. 1 (Summer, 1950).

Thomas, Bruno, 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. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1967. p. 333, no. 273.

Williams, Alan R. "The Steel of the Negroli." Metropolitan Museum Journal 34 (1999). p. 115, figs. 42–43.

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 257.

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