St George

St George

Purchased from Monsieur Desachy in 1864 for £7 4s (180 francs)

Original:

St George
Donatello (1386-1466)
1415-17
Marble
Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence, Italy

Executed for the niche of the Arte dei Corazzai, the Armourers' guild, on the church of Or San Michele, Florence. The original figure was transferred from Or San Michele to the Museo Nazionale in 1892 and replaced in the niche by a bronze copy.