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Angelo, Henry, 1780–1852

Angelo's infantry sword exercise : established by the Prince Regent's command / the figures by I.A. Atkinson ; engraved by I. Robinson.

London : W. Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand, Octr. 1, 1816.
Physical Description:
1 print : hand-colored engraving ; platemark 74 x 53, on sheet 76 x 55 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2012 1e
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Dedicated, at foot of broadside, "To Field Marshal His Royal Highness, The Duke of York ... " by "Henry Angelo Junr." The suffix appears to indicate that the print was made on behalf of the younger Henry Angelo (1780-1852). In 1817 he assumed management of the Angelo academy upon the retirement of his father, Henry Charles William Angelo (1756-1835).
The print was likely intended as an advertisement for the teaching methods of the Angelo fencing academy in London. A row of 13 figures along the top, in various uniforms of the Rifle Brigade and Highlander regiments, illustrates preparatory movements: "First position. Second position, in 2 motions. Four balance motions. First position. Third position in 2 motions. Five extension motions." At center is a large circular target diagramming the seven cuts and guards. At bottom is a summary of "Words of command."
Subject Terms:
Angelo, Henry, 1756-1835.
Angelo, Henry, 1780-1852.
Fencing -- Great Britain.
Great Britain. Army -- Infantry -- Drill and tactics.
Swordplay -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1816.
Angelo, Henry, 1756-1835.
Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775-approximately 1833, illustrator.
Robinson, I., engraver.
Clowes, William, 1779-1847, publisher.
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