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Chalk Drawing - St George Series - Studies of Arms and Hands for 'St George slaying the Dragon' and 'The Return of St George'

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P91
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1866

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


A study for the sixth painting in the series of seven canvases illustrating 'The Story of St George' for the dining room of the artist Myles Birket Foster, at Witley, Surrey.

One of fifteen studies for this subject in Birmingham's collection. The large central study of clasped hands and the small study of hands above it are for those of the Princes. The two lower studies are for the left arm and hand of the girl scattering flowers in the centre foreground of 'The Return of St George'.

The final paintings are now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Bristol City Art Gallery. A gouache version, omitting the Princess, is owned by William Morris Museum, Walthamstow.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Witley Surrey St George
Medium:Black chalk heightened with white on brown paper.

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Height:333 mm
Width:237 mm