Saint George and the Dragon, c. 1480-1490

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Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,950

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According to legend, the citizens of Selena had so much trouble with a dragon roaming the countryside that they fed it humans to appease it. Just when it was Princess Cleodolinda's turn to be sacrificed-she is the frightened figure on the right-a Roman tribune named George happened by. He blessed himself and set about slaying the fearsome beast. Onlookers were so moved by Saint George's faith in God's help that they promptly converted to Christianity.

Details
Title
Saint George and the Dragon
Artist Life
active c. 1470–1490
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.10,950
Provenance
Albertina, Vienna (duplicate, Lugt 5g; sold, after 1922). H.V. Jones, Minneapolis (1926, given to Mia)
Catalogue Raisonne
Bartch VI.142.52; Lehrs VI, 116.19; B.VI, p 141; # 48 ; L.V. p 252; # 56
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