Artist German
  • Matchlock Gun
Date late 16th Century
Medium Steel, wood, staghorn, pigment
Dimensions Overall: 5 9/16 × 2 13/16 × 44 7/8 inches (14.2 × 7.1 × 114 cm)
Overall (barrel): 31 15/16 inches (81.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 53.220
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Before 1888, (Louis Carrand, Lyon, Paris, and Nice, France)
Until 1890, (Baron Frédéric Spitzer, Paris, France);
1895, sold by (Galerie George Petit, Paris, France) on behalf of the Spitzer estate (Galerie Georges Petit, 10-14 June 1895, lot 310).
By 1948, William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951] (New York, New York, USA);
1951, bequeathed to the William Randolph Hearst Foundation (New York, New York, USA);
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. 34, no. 310, (ill.).

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. 94.

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, unpaginated, no. 68 (ill.).