Angelo, Domenico, Plate 16. L’Ecole des Armes. London, 1763 – SOLD

A finely colored fencing plate from one of the definitive works on the subject.


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Domenico Angelo, 1717-1802, was an Italian sword and fencing master, with a fencing school located in London.   His book, L’Ecole des armes, London, 1763,  is considered a classic reference on the subject.  The book contained many plates of which this being plate 16, entitled, “De la parade de tierce sur le coup de tierce,” which I believe translates to be, “From the third to parry on the third touch.”  

Angelo brought the art of fencing from the military realm, to that of a sport.  His school catered to the English nobility and high society types. Angelo was known as the fencing instructor to the Royal Family.

The print is hand colored, and appears to have been done in the period. The plates are approximately 13×20 inches unframed. This plate is nicely framed and matted in a new frame.  Condition is fine, with light foxing on laid paper.

Overall size framed is 18×23.


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