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Musket-Proof Half Armor of King Philip III (Media Armadura a Prueba de Mosquete del Rey Felipe III)

A work made of albumen print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of albumen print.

Date:

c. 1868

Artist:

Juan (Jean) Laurent
French, active in Spain, 1816–1886

About this artwork

Jean (known in Spain as Juan) Laurent was one of the most recognized photographers of 19th-century Spain. He developed a thriving portrait business, documented Spanish public works projects, and produced an encyclopedic survey of Spanish and Portuguese architecture. In the mid-1860s, Laurent was permitted to photograph in the Royal Armory of Madrid, which housed rare personal arms and armor of monarchs from the 15th century onward. He released a catalogue detailing 187 different images from the collection, including this image of half-armor bearing the insignia of King Philip III. Set against a stark black background, the suit of armor seems to hover as if waiting for its wearer.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Juan Laurent

Title

Musket-Proof Half Armor of King Philip III (Media Armadura a Prueba de Mosquete del Rey Felipe III)

Origin

France

Date

Made 1863–1873

Medium

Albumen print

Dimensions

34.6 × 25.1 cm (image/paper); 49 × 38 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by John A. Bross in memory of E. B. Smith

Reference Number

2006.315

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