Monsieur de St. George

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a champion fencer, violinist and conductor in Paris; son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges and Nanon, his African slave. First classical composer of African ancestry; also known as the “Black Mozart”.

  • PrintmakerWard, William, 1766-1826, printmaker.
  • TitleMonsieur de St. George [graphic] : from an original picture at Mr. H. Angelo’s Academy / painted by M. Brown ; engraved by W. Ward.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d April 4th, 1788, by Bradshaw, No. 4 Coventry Street, [4 April 1788]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits Sa139 no. 1+

Acquired November 2015

A Fencer

Half length portrait of Henry Angelo as a fencer, directed towards the right, facing and looking towards the left, with long hair and a double-breasted fencing jacket (formerly misidentified as a Guernsay jacket). He holds a foil in his right hand.

  • Printmaker, Publisher: Scott, B. F.
  • Title:A fencer  / J.R. Smith delinqt. ; B.F. Scott sculp.
  • Published: [London] : Publish’d by B.F. Scott, No. 18 Broad Court, Long Acre, ‡c [1791?].

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired June 2012