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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 figure is more in profile than in the final version, and his action of striking over and in front of him differs from his position in the oil painting and the related gouache. The shield is now taller, and somewhat irregular than in other chalk studies.The final painting is now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. The gouache version, omitting the Princess, is owned by William Morris Museum, Walthamstow.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 73
 
Hidden Burne-Jones Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 91

Provenance

Charles Fairfax Murray

Associated people

Name Type
Myles Birket Foster Commissioned by

Associated places

Name Type
The Hill, Witley, Surrey Made for

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