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St. George’s Day – Dragons in the Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection

Wall painting

Bravery and gallantry abound today as we celebrate the feast day of St. George: patron saint of England, Portugal, Germany, Lithuania, Georgia, Russia and Palestine, amongst others. Through his portrayal in visual imagery this chivalrous saint has, perhaps, become most widely recognised as a dragon slayer. It is the representation of the dragon slayer that […]

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Twenty Objects for Twenty Years: St George Altarpiece, Valencia, c.1400

By Paula Nuttall, Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course.

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