Maarten van Heemskerck: Two Fencers (1552)

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)

A print by the Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574). This print is part of a set called 'Fechter & Ringer' ("Fencers and Wrestlers"), a set with illustrations of longsword, sword and wrestling techniques. This illustration shows a longsword technique - the master throws his opponent over his leg with his sword. Engraving from 1552.