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19th C. Greek Painting - St. George and the Dragon
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Southeastern Europe, Greece, 19th century. Inscribed on the upper right and signed by the artist on the lower right, a finely painted wooden panel depicting Saint George wearing shiny armor atop his white steed and plunging his lance into the fierce dragon below. Princess Elisaba stands at the doorstep of the castle, while the king and queen look on from the balcony above. A fluttering blonde angel hovers in the skies above with a wreath of victory in one hand, while Christ beholds the scene from the upper left corner. A dramatic depiction of this religious theme. Size: 23.75" L x 16.75" W (60.3 cm x 42.5 cm)

Saint George was born in Lydda in Palestine during the 3rd century. He became an officer in the Roman army in the guard of Emperor Diocletian, demonstrating impressive skill in battle and receiving high honor for his courage. When he learned that Diocletian was preparing to persecute Christians, George presented himself publicly before the emperor and denounced him. The legend of "Saint George and the Dragon," which originated in the 12th century, has immortalized the saint. However, this anecdote is rarely presented in iconography. According to tradition, St. George came to Silene in the province of Libya, where a ravaging dragon demanded daily sacrifice. Fate chose the king’s daughter, Elisaba, but George subdued the beast. He told the princess to fasten her sash about the dragon’s neck so it could be led through the town for conversion of the people before it was killed.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

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Surface wear with scuffs and some areas of loss to painted image as shown. Inscribed on the upper right, and signed by the artist on the lower right. Signature on lower right begins with "K.D." however the surname is difficult to decipher. Inactive insect holes. Chips to peripheries. Metal suspension hook on verso and old hooks on upper edge added later.
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19th C. Greek Painting - St. George and the Dragon

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Est. $1,600 - $2,400Starting Price $800
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Southeastern Europe, Greece, 19th century. Inscribed on the upper right and signed by the artist on the lower right, a finely painted wooden panel depicting Saint George wearing shiny armor atop his white steed and plunging his lance into the fierce dragon below. Princess Elisaba stands at the doorstep of the castle, while the king and queen look on from the balcony above. A fluttering blonde angel hovers in the skies above with a wreath of victory in one hand, while Christ beholds the scene from the upper left corner. A dramatic depiction of this religious theme. Size: 23.75" L x 16.75" W (60.3 cm x 42.5 cm)

Saint George was born in Lydda in Palestine during the 3rd century. He became an officer in the Roman army in the guard of Emperor Diocletian, demonstrating impressive skill in battle and receiving high honor for his courage. When he learned that Diocletian was preparing to persecute Christians, George presented himself publicly before the emperor and denounced him. The legend of "Saint George and the Dragon," which originated in the 12th century, has immortalized the saint. However, this anecdote is rarely presented in iconography. According to tradition, St. George came to Silene in the province of Libya, where a ravaging dragon demanded daily sacrifice. Fate chose the king’s daughter, Elisaba, but George subdued the beast. He told the princess to fasten her sash about the dragon’s neck so it could be led through the town for conversion of the people before it was killed.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#163237
Condition
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Surface wear with scuffs and some areas of loss to painted image as shown. Inscribed on the upper right, and signed by the artist on the lower right. Signature on lower right begins with "K.D." however the surname is difficult to decipher. Inactive insect holes. Chips to peripheries. Metal suspension hook on verso and old hooks on upper edge added later.
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