Louis Senac (ca. 1876-1948)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 72 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. ( 183.5 x 92.1 cm )
signature: lower left: "S. M. Norton"
The subject was the son of Regis Senac (ca. 1838-1908), a native of Bordeaux, France. He was born and educated in New York and followed in his father's footsteps as an expert foilsman and fencing teacher. His pupils included John Barrymore John Drew, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. The Society owns a number of his foils and his a collection of photographs and certificates related to his fencing school.
Gift of Major Augustus Post
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