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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (printed)

  • Date:

    1554 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Orso, Filippo (illustrator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 89 TOP, shelf MURRAY, box 7A

Physical description

Painting of design for armour, weapons, sword hilts, horses' bits bound with others in boards.

Place of Origin

Italy (printed)


1554 (drawn)


Orso, Filippo (illustrator)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink


height: 41.9 cm, width: 28 cm

Descriptive line

Filippo Orsoni book of parade armour designs.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan (ed.) Pattern & Design: Designs for the Decorative Arts 1480-1980 London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983
Ward-Jackson, P. Italian Drawings Volume I 14th - 16th Century, London, 1979, pp.101 - 107, Cat. 212



Subjects depicted

Pen; Illustration; Designs; Armour


Arms & Armour; Drawings; Designs; Metalwork


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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