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Saint George and the Dragon

A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1570/1600

Artist:

Guiseppe Scolari
Italian, flourished 1550-1600

About this artwork

Saint George and the Dragon is a story from The Golden Legend, a popular collection of tales about saints’ lives written in the 13th century. During his travels, Saint George came upon a land distressed by the presence of a dragon. Each day the dragon demanded the sacrifice of a beautiful maiden. With his sword, the saint overtook the dragon and killed it. As a religious parable, the dragon represents evil or paganism. Thick contours and vigorous contrasts between black and white, characteristics of the woodcut medium, emphasize the mood of anguish and distress.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giuseppe Scolari

Title

Saint George and the Dragon

Date

1550–1600

Medium

Woodcut on ivory laid paper

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1965.237

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