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St. George slaying the Dragon with Princess Sabra tied to a tree

Design for Stained Glass
1861-1864 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tracing of cartoon for stained glass depicting St. George slaying the Dragon with Princess Sabra tied to a tree. Inscribed in pencil on the back 'Swinburne's Portrait'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Story of St.George and the Dragon (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Brush and ink, tracing paper, drawing
Brief Description
Tracing of cartoon for stained glass by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), entitled 'St. George slaying the Dragon with Princess Sabra tied to a tree' from 'The Story of St. George and the Dragon'. Great Britain, 1861-1864.
Physical Description
Tracing of cartoon for stained glass depicting St. George slaying the Dragon with Princess Sabra tied to a tree. Inscribed in pencil on the back 'Swinburne's Portrait'.
Dimensions
  • Average size height: 19.5in
  • Width: 23in
Dimensions taken from 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
Lettered on the back 'Swinburne's Portrait'.
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
  • Page 136 (with image)Laurie Marty de Cambiaire, Drawings & Sketches, (Paris: Marty de Cambiaire, 2015)
Collection
Accession Number
E.1842-1946

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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