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The assaut or fencing match

The assaut, or, Fencing match: which took place at Carlton House, on the 9th of April 1787 between Mademoiselle La Chevaliere d'Eon de Beaumont and Monsieur de Saint George. In the presence of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, several of the nobility; many eminent fencing masters of London.

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A 1787 fencing match between a man and a woman in the elegant rooms of Carlton House, London. In the audience stands the Prince of Wales who had arranged this fencing demonstration between Mademoiselle d'Eon (right), and Monsieur de Saint George (left). Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont (1728-1810), known as the Chevalier d'Eon, who lived the first half of his life as a man and the second half as a woman. The fencer on the left is Joseph de Bologne de Saint-Georges or the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), who was the son of a wealthy plantation owner in the French West Indies colony of Guadeloupe and one of his African slaves named Anne.

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Item Information:

Identifier
000000328
Collection
Art Works
Institution
Yale University Libraries
Creator(s)
Rowlandson, Thomas
Contributor(s)
Gilray, James
Picot, Victor Marie
Publisher
Corbeau
Robinde
Date Issued
1787
Dates Covered
Apr. 9, 1787
Genre
Art
Subject(s)
Chevalier D'Eon
Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée
Joseph Bologne
King George IV
Places
England > Greater London > London
Topic(s)
Etching
Fencing
Gender diversity
Sporting events
Sports
Stipple engraving
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 print : stipple engraving with aquatint on wove paper ; sheet 30.7 x 34 cm.
Language
English
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