Épée Fencer; Germany, c. 1910

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"I wish he'd put his pants back on..."

 

 

Two statues of fencers…

This early 20th-century bronze statue of a scantily-clad épée fencer illustrates artists’ preferred fencing pose of a fencer straightening the blade… and the difficulty of making the weapon in proportion to the fencer’s body. In the background: A cast–iron Russian blade bender from the 1980’s. We’ll meet her later, I promise.

Bronze Fencer Amberger CollectionBronze Fencer Amberger Collection

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