An antique, 17th century engraving from the book: Academie de l'Esp̩e, (Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628). The image illustrates Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movement and mathematical principles. Sponsored by the French King Louis XIII it is generally acknowledged as the most lavish and artistically accomplished fencing book ever produced. Framed.
Author: Girard Thibault (Dutch, c. 1574-1627) | Engraver: Nicolas Petri Lasman (Dutch, d. 1625)
c. 1628, later coloring
Width 36 Depth 1 Height 28 in.
Sight: Width 28 Height 19.5 in.
See also: C-90-0001.