Object Title

Left cuisse

Left cuisse

Date

1580-1590

Object Number

II.84 J

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Bequeathed by Sir John Smythe to James I in 1607, at Greenwich in 1611, brought to the Tower in 1649, sent to Windsor Castle in 1686 and returned to Tower in 1914.

Physical Description

Belonging to II.84. Decoration en suite with the armour.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height as mounted 1800mm, actual crest to knee 1330mm, width 800mm Weight: kg (2 lb 10 oz )

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate XLVII, XLIX, XLCVIII, XCIX, CLV

Notes

The drawing of armour II.84 in the Jacobe Album shows these cuishes worn with the short tassets II.84 G/H. RC2: Permission to lend required from the sovereign