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Portrait of Maitre d'Armes Rue, supplement to the December 24th, 1903 edition of La Vie au Grand Air, as part of a special on sports celebrities.

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Portrait of Maître d'armes Barthélémy fully dressed for fencing with a foil in his right hand and a mask under left his arm.

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Portrait of Maître d'armes Arsène Vigeant painted by the American painter John Singer Sargent. From "Les insolites du musée de la Cour d’Or de Metz : un portrait pour sceller l’amitié," Le Republican Lorrain, August 20, 2016 [Link]: "Né à Florence…

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Portrait of the French fencing master Arsène Vigeant.

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Fencing master, in profile to the left, with sword in right hand.

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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…
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