Armor of Gherardo Gambacorta

Vintage salted paper print of armor ca. 1860, by Andreas Groll (Austria). On sheet with hand-inked border, together with loose cover sheet imprinted "XXVII. Gherardo Gambacorta. um 1470." Print size 8.5 x 5.75 inches (22x15 cm).   Price: $550.   ( Inventory# ib959b )

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Taken as part of a catalog of the armor collection of Ambras Castle, Austria, Groll's salt prints are an interesting record of these often bizarrely modernistic medieval objects, styled to convey the idea of an indestructible period fighting machine.

 

Last updated May 8, 2017

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