Copper engraved plate from: The School of Fencing, by ANGELO…

Copper engraved plate from: The School of Fencing, by ANGELO [Domenico Malevolti]
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  • Another image of Copper engraved plate from: The School of Fencing, by ANGELO [Domenico Malevolti]
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  • Another image of Copper engraved plate from: The School of Fencing, by ANGELO [Domenico Malevolti]
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Copper engraved plate from: The School of Fencing, With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art

London: 1787. Hand coloured. Published by Henry Angelo, son of Domenico Angelo. Text on the engraving reads: "The Parade call'd Prime deriv'd from the Broad Sword & call'd the St. George Guard against the outside thrust under the wrist call'd Seconde. Published as the Act directs Aug. 1783".<br />In a mount and frame with the framer's details to the verso. These being Old Church Galleries, Chelsea, London. Visual image size: 110 x 215 mm (4¼ x 8½ inches). Item size (including mount and frame): 360 x 455 mm (14¼ x 18 inches). Considered by many to be the greatest fencing master of the 18th century, Angelo's reputation helped him secure high-ranking clients, such members of Royalty and other affluent clientele. Signor Angelo had established his Fencing Academy in London in 1759. This is one of 47 copper engravings that illustrated the 1787 work "The School of Fencing, With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art". The plates were produced from original drawings by the artist James Gwynn (Royal Academy). Drawn from life, with Angelo himself as the principal model.

Book ID: 2341
Category: Ephemera
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