Robert James Gilbert "Bob" Anderson (15 September 1922 – 1 January 2012) was a British Olympic fencer, and a renowned film fight choreographer, with a cinema career that spanned more than 50 years and included films such as Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, The Lord of the Rings, and Die Another Day. He was regarded as the premier choreographer of Hollywood sword-fighting.
“We have always been drawn to the elegance of Venetian carnival masks and were inspired by the 1920s British silent drama film Carnival.”“Our father was an Olympic fencer, and we have always been inspired by the old fencing masks he used to wear, so we created our own modern take on it.” Made of alpaca silver and brass.
Previously with Philip Mould & Co.: Painted by the famous photographer and designer Cecil Beaton, this powerful and almost sculptural portrait depicts Beaton’s partner, the American Olympic fencer Kinmont Hoitsma. This painting remained in Hoitsma’s possession until his death in 2013. 50.8 x 40.7cm. #cecilbeaton #photographer #modernbritish #portrait #sculptural #olympics