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Pencil Drawing - St George Series - Composition Sketch for 'The Princess led to the Dragon'

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P504
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 fourth 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.

The Princess is walking to the right, preceded by a man-at-arms, the figures of attendants as seen in the finished painting, are omitted. The original oil painting of 1866-67 is now in the Collection of Lord Lloyd Webber

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil with chalk on cream-toned paper.

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Height:88 mm
Width:97 mm