The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Exhibition Lecture: The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe

Thursday 13th September, 2012

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Tobias Capwell 

Witness the cutting edge of fashion as you have never seen it before! This exhibition tells the untold story of this fascinating and little known area of Renaissance art, revealing the fantastically skilled artistry behind the rapier; at once a weapon, fashion item, and rich jewellery object. The exhibition comprises weapons and other works of art from the Wallace Collection and some of the great British and continental collections of arms and armour, many exhibited in Britain for the first time.