Suit of Armour by Unknown Artist

A complete, unrestored suit of armour worn by the King's Champion at the coronation of James II.

Details

Medium:
Steel
Art Fund grant:
£150 ( Total: £150)
Acquired in:
1934
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The ventail of the helmet is pierced with circles; the gauntlets have their original crimson fringes as do the pauldrons and gorget. Made by the Royal Armouries.

Provenance

Dymokes of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire; Mr Refern, 1877.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

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