Muray, Nickolas. ARCHIBALD CORBLE. Gelatin Silver photograph toned in sepia, 1930. 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches. With Muray's blindstamp, lower right, and inscribed to Muray and signed and dated to Muray by Coble. A small break and soft crease in the blank area upper right, else in Very Good condition. The inscription, in black ink reads "to my friend/Nik Muray/good sabreur-/good pal - from/Archie H. Corble/Sept 1930" Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965) is best known as a both a portrait and commercial photographer, but he also was a world-class fencer, who won numerous championships with the sabre between 1927 and 1951. He was a member of the US Olympic Fencing Teams in 1928 and 1932. Archibald Harrison Corble (English, 1883-1944) was a British sabre champion who competed in the Olympics of 1912, 1924, and 1928. He established the Coble Cup, a fencing prize awarded annually in Britain. He amassed a major collection of historic swords and books and manuscripts related to fencing, which he donated to Catholic University in Leuven, Netherlands.