|Died||1579 (aged 68–69)|
|Parent(s)||Father Gian Giacomo Negroli (ca. 1463-1543)|
Filippo Negroli (ca. 1510–1579) was an armourer from Milan. He was renowned as being extremely skilled, and may be considered the most famous armourer of all time. Working together with his younger brothers Giovan Battista (ca. 1511-1591) and Francesco (ca. 1522-1600) in the Negroli family workshop headed by their father Gian Giacomo Negroli (ca. 1463-1543), Filippo was specialized in repoussé of armour, whereas his brother Francesco was renowned for his damascening skills. Filippo's pieces are considered especially remarkable because they were wrought in steel, rather than the more-easily worked iron that was the traditionally assumed medium.
Examples of his work include:
- Burgonet of Charles V at La Real Armería, Madrid, Spain.
- Burgonet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Burgonet at the Wallace Collection.
- Burgonet "Alla Romana Antica" at Kunsthistorisches Museum.
- Pyhrr, catalogue no. 35
- Pyhrr, catalogue no. 33
- Pyhrr, catalogue no. 39
- Famous Makers and European Centers of Arms and Armor Production. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Fred Stern. Did Napoleon wear armor?, artnet.com - magazine.
- Alan R. Williams. The Steel of the Negroli. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Stuart W. Pyhrr and Jose-A. Godoy. Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Ortiz, A.; Carretero, C.; et al. (1991). Resplendence of the Spanish monarchy : Renaissance tapestries and armor from the Patrimonio Nacional. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (see index)
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