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. Verso are contains eight pencil sketches for 'The Princess Chained to the Tree'.The final paintings are now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and a Private Collection.. 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
St George & the Dragon/ E.B.J. (bottom left and top middle)
- - Handwritten - Sepia ink. not in the artist's hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Burne-Jones: The Paintings, Graphic & Decorative Work
91 Hayward Gallery, London 1975-11-05 - 1976-01-04
91 Southampton City Art Gallery 1976-01-24 - 1976-02-22
91 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1976-03-10 - 1976-04-11
Pre-Raphaelite Art from Birmingham
14 Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984 - 1984
Puvis de Chavannes: "The Beheading of John the Baptist"
19 Barber Institute of Fine Arts 2002-04-19 - 2002-07-14
19 National Gallery, London 2002 - 2002


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. 74
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 91

Associated people

Name Type
Myles Birket Foster Commissioned by

Associated places

Name Type
The Hill, Witley, Surrey Made for

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