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Rowlandson, Thomas

A Fencing Match

Description

This satirical print is situated in the interior of a fencing-room where two elderly gentlemen engage in combat. These two contrasting figures, one portly and one thin, have not dressed in the customary masks or jackets but they do have projecting soles tied to their shoes. They are surrounded by a semi-circle of highly caricatured onlookers, a selection of fops and men in military dress, who all watch the action with amusement.


About the Artist
Artist Rowlandson, Thomas
Title A Fencing Match
Date 1788
Dimensions 37 x 44.5 cm
Location On display
Category Coloured Engraving
Reference 1984.007

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