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Duel en Salle d'Armes
Illustration preceding the almanac entry "Duel en Salle d'Armes" in the chapter "Mai" depicting Louis Ringal, seated and in uniform awaiting his lesson with Maitre Vigeant, with Octave de Bancas entering the salle.

Salle d'Armes Merignac
Louis Mérignac, born 1846, was the eldest son of Maître d'Armes François Mérignac. Louis was not always a fencer, however. He first tried sculpting, though inevitably his father all but obliged Louis to put foil in hand. Despite his initial apathy to…

Chez Monsieur Blanc
Plate depicting the fencing room, or salle d'armes, of Monsieur Edmond Blanc. The accompanying text, translated from the original French, describes the room: "One of the most artistic fencing rooms is the one that Mr. Edmond Blanc had installed on…

Chez Monsieur Laroze
Plate depicting the private home fencing salle of Monsieur Laroze.

Chez Monsieur Molier
Ernest Molier founded Cirque Molier in 1880 which operated until his death in 1933. The circus was popular in Parisien society and featured clowns, mimes, and gymnastics, though was particularly devoted to the horsemanship. Monsieur Molier was also…

La Veille d'un Premier Duel Chez Vigeant
Frontispiece to "A Travers les Salles d'Armes" depicting the home of fencing master Arsène Vigeant. Vigeant was an avid collector of fencing art and published a catalog of his collection in 1892 titled "Ma Collection d'Escrime".

Salle d'Armes Cain
Salle d'Armes Cain was founded by Gatechair, veteran of the First Empire and former president of l'Academie d'Armes. The salle was located on the passageway to the Opéra Le Peletier, site of Felice Orsini's January 14, 1858 assassination attempt of…

Salle d'Armes du Cercle des Mirlitons
The Cercle des Mirlitons was a society or club of fencers, 125 strong, composed primarily of artists, the most famous being Charles Auguste Émile Durand.  The name "Mirlitons" could be in reference to the eunuch flute, a French woodwind instrument…

Salle d'Armes du Figaro
Salle d'Arms du Figaro was established in a vacant first floor room of the Parisian Le Figaro newspaper with the keen permission of Hippolyte de Villemessant, Le Figaro's patron. The journalists, editors, clerks, and cashiers desired a salle…

Salle d'Armes Mimiague
Mimiague le Bearnais was a pupil of Jean-Louis, an artillery regiment's maître d'armes, and, at some time, in the Zouaves. Mimiague founded his salle d'armes on Rue Richelieu in 1862. Upon Mimiague's death in 1883 the salle relocated to Rue du…

Salle d'Armes Rouleau
Salle Rouleau was located on the first floor of a hotel and featured high ceilings, "old-style" woodwork, and a collection of arms donated by Nicholas Maximilianovich de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg. The salle was founded by Maître d'Armes Pons…

Une Seance du Comite Fondateur de l'Academie d'Armes
The first French Academie d'Armes was founded and protected by Charles IX (b. 1550 d. 1574) and was abolished in 1789. The new Acadamie d'Armes pictured here was founded in 1887 and composed of twenty-two of the most prominent fencing masters of…

A Fencing Match
Etching of a fencing match. Inscribed in plate lower left: "Rowlandson 1788"

The Fencing Lesson
Porcelain sculpture of a fencing master and student. The master is wearing a plastron and correcting the hand position of the young student.

Le Maistre d'Armes
Fencing master, in profile to the left, with sword in right hand.

Mr. Angelo's Fencing Academy
A hand-coloured print of a fencing match between two gentlemen and observed by a men standing and sitting around the edges of the room. On the left, a man, tying his shoe laces prepares to fence whilst a man standing in the centre of the background…

Der Fechtende Student
The image shows the university fencing school of Altdorf where the university of the free imperial city of Nürnberg was located. A university fencing instructor holds a lesson. Inscription in German reads as follows:
Es kan ein Musen Sohn, nicht…

Jerry's admiration of Tom in an "assault" with Mr. O'Shaunessy at the rooms in St. James's Stt.
Tom fences with the fencing-master as spectators stand round the room or sit on a bench along the back wall, some wearing fencing jackets, others top-hatted. On the right is a table with foils laid out. On the back wall are three pictures: a…

Chez Monsieur Antoine d'Ezpeleta
Illustration of Antoine d'Ezpeleta in his home salle d'armes on rue Benouville in Paris, France. Antoine was a celebrated French amateur fencer and president of salle d'armes Merignac.

Frontispiece to l'Almanac d'Escrime
Frontispiece to "L'Almanach de l'Escrime" by fencing master Arsène Vigeant. Depicts a fencing master and student both in full fencing attire. Includes an excerpt of the poem "Ballade en l'Honnor de Vigeant" written in July 1888 by François Coppée,…
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