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EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES

St George Series - Nude Study of St George for 'St George slaying the Dragon'
 

St George Series - Nude Study of St George for 'St George slaying the Dragon', 1865 - 1866

Medium:
Red chalk and pencil, background heightened in red chalk, laid down.
Dimensions:
336mm x 280mm
Provenance:
Presented by Subscribers, 1903.

Accession Number:

1904P85

Description:

Full-length nude figure of St George bending down with sword and shield to attack dragon.

 

Bibliography:

A E Whitley. Catalogue of Drawings. Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery: 1939. p. 73.
Elisa Korb with John Christian and Tessa Sidey. Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Dan Giles, Ltd., London: 2007. p. 91, B1033.

Research Information:

This study relates to the final version of St George as he appears in 'St George Slaying the Dragon', the sixth of seven paintings from 'The Story of St George', painted for the home of Myles Birket Foster at Witley, Surrey.