Artist German
Title
  • Half Armor
Date ca. 1600
Medium steel, brass, cloth, silk, leather, gilding
Credit Line Gift of William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 53.199
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Ancient Greek and Roman S202, Level 2 (see map)
The counts von Khevenhüller (Burg Landskron, Carinthia, Austria);
Johann, count von Khevenhüller [1597-1632] (Burg Landskron, Carinthia, Austria; from 1629) (Regensburg, Germany; from 1630) (Nuremberg, Germany; until 1632);
by descent to his son, Bartholomäus, count von Khevenhüller [1626-1678] (Nuremberg, Germany);
by descent to his son, Franz Hartman Albrecht, count von Khevenhüller [1677-1694] (Nuremberg, Germany);
by descent to his three sisters, Maximiliana Karoline von Khevenhüller [1670-1726; married 1694 to Christian Karl II, baron then (from 1695) count von Giech (1665-1697)],
Maria Eleonore von Khevenhüller [1671-1742, unmarried] and Eva Susanna von Khevenhüller [1674-1715; married in 1698 to Karl Gottfried II, count von Giech (1670-1729)] (Nuremberg, Germany) then (Schloss Thurnau, near Bayreuth, Germany, 1694);
her husband, Karl Gottfried II, count von Giech [1670-1729] (Schloss Thurnau, Germany);
by descent to the counts von Giech (Schloss Thurnau, Germany);
by descent Franz Friedrich Karl Lothar, count von Giech [1883-1938] (Schloss Thurnau, Germany);
by 1923, (WIth Hans Schedelmann, Vienna, Germany);
1924, sold to Ernst Schmidt, maker of armor replicas and dealer (Munich, Germany).
by 1948, William Randolph Hearst (Los Angeles, California, USA);
by 1951, William Randolph Hearst Foundation;
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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.

Schedelmann, H. "Ein Rückblick auf den Waffenmarkt des letzten halben Jahrhunderts," Waffen-und Kostümkunde 15, no. 1 (1973): p. 25 (fig. 3).