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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1860,0414.138

  • Description

    St George on horseback stabbing the dragon below, after Tempesta
    Woodcut

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1560-1600
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 270 millimetres
    • Width: 179 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in upper right 'S. Giorgio'.
  • Bibliography

    • Passavant 1860-64 VI.234.55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1860

  • Acquisition notes

    The 255 woodcuts came from a group of 500 that was offered by Colnaghi for £500 (see Carpenter's report dated 21 March 1860). According to the register these came from the collection of William Russell. Carpenter proposed making a selection of those that the BM lacked; this was first declined by Colnaghi's, but was later accepted (see his later report dated 11 April). The final selection of 255 prints cost 300 guineas. Nos.312 to 327 were Japanese colour prints - almost the earliest to enter the BM collection.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1860,0414.138

St George on horseback stabbing the dragon below, after Tempesta  Woodcut

St George on horseback stabbing the dragon below, after Tempesta Woodcut

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