Saint George

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1469/82

Artist:

Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

About this artwork

Schongauer depicted Saint George in two formats: rectangular (below) and circular. The compositions differed dramatically. For the rectangular print, the saint bears down on top of the beast from the left, as the princess waits on the hill above for deliverance. In the more intimate roundel, George has already wounded his prey. Reeling backward into the curve of the circular plate mark, the dragon clasps the broken end of the lance as if it were an engraver’s burin.

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Artist

Martin Schongauer

Title

Saint George

Origin

Germany

Date

1450–1491

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

85 × 85 mm (image/sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.887

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