Suit of Armour of the Earl of Southampton by Unknown Artist

Etched and gilt all over against a blued ground with repeating pattern of entwined laurel branches and knotted serpents, with birds and insects in the interspaces.

Details

Medium:
Steel, leather, fabric lining
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £367,950; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Embellished with red velvet straps and borders picked out in gold thread.

Provenance

Made for Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton. Sotheby's - Astor of Hever, Hever Castle sale.

Venue details

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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