Venetian Parade Shield for the Guard of Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich von Reitenau, ca. 1595

  • Italian

Wood, tooled leather, metal leaf, polychromy, varnish

  • Overall: 24 1/2 inches (62.2 cm)

Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund

2022.5

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Polychromy
  • Oil processes
  • Leaf (metal)
  • Wood
  • Pigment
  • Varnish
  • Leather
  • Tooled
  • Shield
  • Salzburg
  • Venezia

ca. 1595-1600, made for the bodyguard of Prince Bishop Wolf-Dietrich von Reitenau [r. 1587–d. 1612]

from 1612 until at least 1699, by descent through the archbishops of Salzburg in the Hohensalzburg arsenal. by 1913-1964, The Armoury of the Überacker [Uiberracker or Ueberacker] Family in (Sighartstein Castle, Sigharstein, near Salzburg, Austria)

1964, by descent to Gabrielle, Grafin von Überacker [1915-1999], and Josef Graf Palffy von Erdöd (Sighartstein Castle, Sigharstein, Austria)

1999, removed by Martin Graf Palffy von Erdöd and transferred to his private residence in (Vienna, Austria)

2014, sold at auction by (Hermann Historica, Munich, Germany)

2014, private collection (United Kingdom)

2019, sold to (Peter Finer, Ltd., London, United Kingdom)

2022-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Italian, Venetian Parade Shield for the Guard of Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich von Reitenau, ca. 1595, wood, tooled leather, metal leaf, polychromy, varnish. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund, 2022.5.