Louis Senac (ca. 1876-1948)

Louis Senac (ca. 1876-1948)
Title
Louis Senac (ca. 1876-1948)
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 72 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. ( 183.5 x 92.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Major Augustus Post
Object Number 
1948.99
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group