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Fechter & Ringer (Maarten van Heemskerck)

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Fechter & Ringer
Fencers and Wrestlers
Cod.I.6.2º.5 43v.jpg
Illustrated by Maarten van Heemskerck
Place of origin Netherlands (?)
Publisher Dirck Coornhert
Publication date 1552
Pages 12
Treatise scans

Fechter & Ringer ("Fencers and Wrestlers") is a series of prints based on sketches by Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck and printed in 1552.[1] This title was appended by Paulus Hector Mair in his copy (Codex I.6.2º.5), and it is unclear if the prints originally bore a different title. Reinier van Noort has observed that each section appears to carry a coherent sequence, with an initial play and several counters.[2]

Publication History

The prints known collectively as Fechter & Ringer were printed by Dutch printer Dirck Coornhert in 1552.


1 - 4 Illustrations of long sword fencing
5 - 8 Illustrations of side sword fencing
9 - 12 Illustrations of grappling


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Cod.I.6.2º.5 44r.jpg
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Cod.I.6.2º.5 45r.jpg
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Cod.I.6.2º.5 46r.jpg
Cod.I.6.2º.5 46v.jpg
Cod.I.6.2º.5 47r.jpg
Cod.I.6.2º.5 47v.jpg
Cod.I.6.2º.5 48r.jpg
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Cod.I.6.2º.5 49r.jpg

Additional Resources


  1. According to Paulus Hector Mair's notes on f 43r of the Codex I.6.2º.5.
  2. Private communication.

Copyright and License Summary

For further information, including transcription and translation notes, see the discussion page.

Work Author(s) Source License
Images Maarten van Heemskerck Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg
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