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Inscription

at opposite ends of small cartouche on front of skull above visor: A.P.

Provenance

Morosini family, Venice, before 1894; Countess Lauredana [sic] Gatterburg-Morosini [d. 1884]; (sale, directed by Jules Sambon and Charles Mannheim, Venice, Palazzo Morosini, 15-22 May 1894, no. 1); (Goldschmidt, Paris), until before 1913;[1] Sigismond Bardac, Paris, before 1913, as Venetian, sixteenth century;[2] (Arnold Seligmann et Cie, Paris), in 1913; purchased 21 February 1914, probably from Seligmann, by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1923
Loan to display with permanent collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1923, no cat.
1924
Helmets: A Loan Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1924, no cat.
1931
Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1931, no. 83, repro., as casque à l'antique, Italian, 1550.
1998
Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and his Contemporaries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998-1999, no. 67, repro. as Visored Burgonet by Master AP.
Bibliography
1913
Bapst, Germain. The Helmet of the Morosinis (also published as Le casque des Morosini). [Paris? n.d.; cited by Leman 1913].
1913
Leman, Henri. Collection Sigismond Bardac. Paris, 1913: no. 48, repro.
1914
Dean, Bashford. "The Casque of the Morosini." Art in America 2 (April 1914): 250-254, repro. 251.
1920
Laking, Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms. 5 vols. London, 1920-1922: 4 (1921): 154-157, figs. 1236a-c.
1923
Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18 (October 1923): 227, 236.
1923
Dean, Bashford. "A Lion-Headed Hemlet." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 18 (October 1923): 227, n. 1.
1924
Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 19 (July 1924): 162-163.
1925
Cripps-Day, Francis Henry. A Record of Armour Sales 1881-1924. London, 1925: 46.
1931
"Fine Display of Rare Armor Held at Metropolitan." Art News 29 (August 1931): 9.
1931
Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armour. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1931: 27, 28, no. 83, repro.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 73, as Venetian (Paolo Rizzo), middle of sixteenth century.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 15, as Venetian 16th Century (Paolo Rizzo).
1953
Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. "L'arte Milanese dell'Armatura." Storia de Milano. 16 vols. and index. Milan, 1953-1966: 11(1958):834, as "borgognotta del Negroli."
1977
Thomas, Bruno. Gesammelte Schriften zur historischen Waffenkunde. 2 vols. Graz, 1977: 2:1092, "Sturmhaube des Negroli".
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 144, as north Italian, second half of sixteenth century.