Artist Spanish
  • Swept-hilted Rapier
Date 19th Century
Dimensions Overall: 50 3/16 × 8 11/16 × 6 inches (127.5 × 22 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 53.213
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Engraved, along fuller on each side of blade: MONTE EN TOLEDO [a reference to the family of the famous bladesmith Pedro del Monte].
Until 1890, Frédéric Spitzer [1815-90] (Paris, France),
1895, sold by the Spitzer estate, (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 10-14 June 1895, lot 255);
From 1895, (Léon Antoine Robert, Paris, France).
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, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue des Armes & Armures faisant partie de la Collection Spitzer. Sales cat., Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 10–14, 1895, vol. 1: p. 53, no. 255; vol. 2: pl. 18 (ill.).

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

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