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Henry Angelo

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The son of the famous Italian swordmaster, Domenico Tremonando, Henry Angelo inherited his father's Fencing Academy in Bond Street, London in 1785. It was there, in an atmosphere somewhere between that of a private club and a gymnasium, that many of the famous names of the period, including Charles James Fox, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Lord Byron practised in the shooting gallery and took lessons in fencing and boxing.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1790

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 77.5 x W 64.8 cm

Accession number

5310

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1980

Work type

Painting


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