In Castagno's shield, David is depicted preparing to attack Goliath, having already chosen a smooth stone from the riverbank for his sling. David with the Head of Goliath has long been admired as one of Bellano’s masterpieces in bronze.
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Carelessly cradling Goliath's huge, severed head with one arm and his oversize sword in the other, he gazes off into the future. According to a copy of a letter of 2 November 1920 from Thomas Agnew & Sons concerning the sale of Locko Park pictures (this also supplied by Mr. Hughes-Hartman), the shield now in the NGA "was bought by us from Captain Hanbury in November 1912 for 2,000 Pounds and delivered to Messrs. Sulley in the same month." Item Information. The ornament on David's leather tunic displays pseudo-Arabic letters.
It was intended for display in ceremonial parades, rather than for protection in battle. Condition:--not specified.  See the introduction by George Hughes-Hartman in Nottingham University Art Gallery. Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing, with new content added each week. Illustrated Catalogue, Notthingham, 1968: n.p.
The copy of the shield is still there today. The statue represents the youthful David, future king of the Israelites, triumphantly posed over the head of the slain Goliath. Catalogue of Important Old Master Paintings.  See Richard Calvocoressi, "Locko Park. Open Content images tend to be large in file-size. Private Collection [sold, Sotheby's, London, July 12, 1972, lot 118, to the J. Paul Getty Museum. ), Andrea del Castagno Pietro Novelli e il suo ambiente, exh. It is a rare, if not the only example of a painted shield that can be attributed to a great master, and it is decorated with a narrative scene instead of the typical coat of arms.
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