Louis Senac (ca. 1876-1948)

Object Number: 
1948.99
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 72 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. ( 183.5 x 92.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "S. M. Norton"
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Major Augustus Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group