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Design for stained glass - The Marriage of St. George and Princess Sabra
  • The Marriage of St. George and Princess Sabra
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882
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The Marriage of St. George and Princess Sabra

  • Object:

    Design for stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1861-1864 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)
    Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush and ink, tracing paper, drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.1843-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CG, shelf 69, box A

Physical description

Tracing of cartoon for stained glass depicting the marriage of St. George and Princess Sabra.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1861-1864 (made)

Artist/maker

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Brush and ink, tracing paper, drawing

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 in Average size, Width: 23 in

Object history note

Purchased from Thomas Keynes in 1946.
This object is not the original design, as the original drawings are in the collections of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. This is a tracing, possibly done in around 1864 (the mounting paper watermark gives this date for two of the set of six designs). In addition, it is unclear whether the work is by or after Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

The final stained glass of this design is in the V&A Collection. Museum nos. C.316-1927; C.315-1927; C.318-1927; C.319-1927; C.320-1927; C.317-1927.

Descriptive line

Tracing of cartoon for stained glass by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), entitled 'The Marriage of St. George and Princess Sabra' from 'The Story of St. George and the Dragon'. Great Britain, 1861-1864.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.
Laurie Marty de Cambiaire, Drawings & Sketches, (Paris: Marty de Cambiaire, 2015)
Page 136 (with image)

Materials

Brush and ink; Tracing paper

Techniques

Brush-work; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Marriage

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Stained Glass

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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