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Title [Saint George and the slain Dragon]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date [early 1880s]
Extended Description Saint George with his horse in front of castle, dead dragon and lady kneeling.
Id Number Current Accession F.58
Id Number Current Repository 1243
Inscription Recto - ´Lethaby?´ in pencil (probably a recent addition). Verso - "75" (x2, in blue and normal pencil)
Location Creation Site London (probably 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 520 x 333 mm
Material Pen and black ink (or dark brown) and light brown ink with pencil underdrawing on paper.
Notes The small shield (outlined in pencil and with the figure 1 inside it) can also be found on a number of the Goldsmiths' Hall Competition drawings (see F.130.1 - F.132.2); which is why this drawing is a) attributed to Lethaby and b) dated as being made during the early 1880s.
Object Notes A very fine (though unfinished) pen and ink drawing of St. George kneeling, sword in hand, at the side of the Dragon's corpse, his horse and a 'fair maiden' by his side. The figures in the foreground are rendered in a much darker ink than that which is used for the castle in the background. This drawing may have commissioned as an illustration (see also F.61). However, the unfinished nature of the piece may suggest that it was more an exercise of pleasure for the artist.
Relation References Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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