St George Series - Study of the Priest for 'The Princess draws the fatal Lot'
1865 – 1866
Accession number: 1927P487
Pencil and brown chalk on cream-toned paper.
Width: 163 mm
Height: 333 mm
A sketch for the third 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. This scene refers to the Princess drawing the fatal lot labelled 'Moritura' (She who shall die). An 1865 finished drawing is in the collection of the British Museum, and the 1866 oil painting is in the collection of Hanover College, Indiana.
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