The Wallace Collection
Thu 16 Dec 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Meet the Expert: The Emperor’s New Armour image

Speaker: Dr. Tobias Capwell (Curator of Arms and Armour, The Wallace Collection)

Join curator Dr. Toby Capwell for a detailed look at the life, career and works of one of the greatest armourers who ever lived – Konrad Seusenhofer, master of the Imperial court workshop at Innsbruck in Austria, founded by the Emperor Maximilian I in 1505.

Home to several examples of Seusenhofer’s work, The Wallace Collection has recently ‘gained’ a new masterpiece by him, a foot combat armour in the ‘Landsknecht’ style long thought to have been made in Augsburg, but now proven to be the work of the Emperor’s court armourer.
Discover how this fabulous ‘puffed and slashed’ costume armour has revealed its true identity – a work by one of the most technologically advanced and artistically sophisticated armourers of the Renaissance.