Fencing at the First Olympic Games in the Zappeion

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Title

Fencing at the First Olympic Games in the Zappeion

Subject

Photograph

Description

Two fencers during a bout at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, inside the Zappeion. King Geórgios of Greece can be seen to the right of the fencers seated on sofa with his eldest son, crown prince Konstantínos, to his left. The King's second son, Prince George, is seated in a separate chair to the left of his elder brother.

Based on the photo's handwritten captions, the head judge, Amand Jules François Charet de la Frémoire, stands on the King's side of the piste and can be seen between the fencers wearing a top hat and a judge's lapel badge. Across the piste are the three side judges, all wearing top hats. Schiff stands furthest to the left. Captain Alexandros Soutzos, wearing a képi, is to Schiff's right. Philipon is the right-most, closest judge and obscures Soutzos' face.

Caption on frame at bottom:
Mr Schiff [;] Mr. Philipon [;] Ct Soutzo (képi)
Mr de la Frémoire, président du jury
Concours international d'escrime du jeux olympiques de 1896. Athènes.
Roi de Grèce. Prince héritier. Prince George

Publisher

Fencing Arms & Artifacts

Date

1896

Rights

© Fencing Arms & Artifacts

Language

French

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2021.03.025

Coverage

Greece ; Athens

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Owner / Custodian

Loaned for digitization by George Masin

Digitization Record

Digitized by George Masin ; Cataloged by Benjamin Bowles

Collection

Citation

“Fencing at the First Olympic Games in the Zappeion,” Fencing Arms & Artifacts, accessed September 19, 2021, https://fencingexhibit.com/items/show/266.

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