St. George and the Dragon
Raphael - 1505-1506
921 x 1200 • 348 KB
Appointed to the Order of the Garter in 1504 by Henry VII of England, Guido da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, commissioned Raphael to paint this picture of Saint George as a gift for the king, and appointed Baldassare Castiglione to bear it to England. He was also a favourite subject of Renaissance artists, who depicted him slaying the dragon
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1505-1506
Artist age:Approximately 23 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 28.5 cm (11.22 in.), Width: 21.5 cm (8.46 in.)
Medium: Painting
Oil on wood
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 12 July 2005.
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