Artist Italian
  • Cup-hilted Rapier
Date mid-17th century
Medium Steel
Dimensions Overall: 46 × 13 1/2 × 6 1/4 inches (116.8 × 34.3 × 15.9 cm)
Overall (blade): 39 inches (99.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 53.212
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Great Hall W200, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Marks, on blade "XX IHN SOLINGEN XXX"
Baron Frédéric Spitzer (Paris, France);
June 10-14, 1895, sold by (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, France) lot 250;
by June 30, 1939, William Randolph Hearst;
by 1951, William Randolph Hearst Foundation;
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Sales cat., Galerie Georges Petit. Paris, June 10-15, 1895, p. 29, no. 250.

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, 1921, p. 92.

Robinson, F.W. "A Gift of Arms and Armor from the Collection of William Randolph Hearst." Bulletin of the DIA 33, no. 1 (1953-1954): pp. 1-5.

The Art of the Armorer. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, 1967, cat. no. 45 (ill.).

Cordera, Paola. La Fabbrica del Rinascimento: Frédéric Spitzer mercante d’arte e collzionista nell'Europa delle nuove Nazioni. Bologna, 2014, p. 386.