A pair of French 19th century bronze figures of Darnley and Rizzio, modelled by E Guillemin. The Subtlety Of Movement And Complex Attacks For Which Fencing Is Known Is Captured In This Intriguing Pair Of Dueling Cavaliers ~ One Figure Withdrawing Sword From Sheath And The Other With Rapier Fully Drawn. Silverplate Over Bronze. Both Signed. Circa 1890. Story of Darnley and Rizzio: Darnley was the cousin to queen Elizabeth and the first husband of Mary Queen Of Scots. Mary grew to dislike him and instead found favor with her servant, David Rizzio, an italian musician. Consequently, Darnley hated Rizzio and had him killed. Size: 9" H x 6.25" W; Base: 5.125" x 4"