Epee duel by Alfred Grévin; France, c. 1880

 

Duel

Alfred Grevin: Duel

Duelling scene by French artist Alfred Grévin (1827-92)…

This pencil sketch on paper by French sculptor and caricaturist Alfred Grévin depicts the inevitable dramatic conclusion of a wild (unregulated and unwitnessed) duel with épées de combat.

Fencing historians will be hard pressed to glean relevant detail from this drawing…

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