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. Whitley states that this study is probably for the figure of St. George in either 'St. George Slaying the Dragon' or 'The Return of St. George'. However, this study seems most closely associated with the Princess in 'St. George Slaying the Dragon', compositionally mirroring the robes of the kneeling girl (see the reverse drawing in particular).The final painting is now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. A gouache version, omitting the Princess, is owned by William Morris Museum, Walthamstow.

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Story of St George/E.B.J.
- bottom right Handwritten - Sepia ink . not in artist's hand


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Catalogue of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery p. 75
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 92

Associated people

Name Type
Myles Birket Foster Commissioned by

Associated places

Name Type
The Hill, Witley, Surrey Made for

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