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The Princess Sabra, (no 1) from a group of six drawings depicting the legend of 'St George and the Dragon'; whole-length standing to right, wearing long dress, the skirt of which she holds with her right hand, a book in her left hand, a garden trellis behind, woods beyond. c.1865
- Production date
Height: 352 millimetres
Width: 197 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Gere 1994
This drawing and 1954,0508.13 and 1954,0508.14 are finished studies for three of the series of seven paintings on canvas illustrating the legend of St George, which Burne Jones painted in 1865-7 for the decoration of The Hill at Witley in Surrey, the house of the landscape watercolourist Myles Birket Foster. The series is now dispersed, and the painting of the princess in the garden is now in the Musée d'Orsay.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973/4 Nov-Feb Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, 'Präraffaeliten', no.150
1975/6 Nov-Jan, London, Hayward Gallery, 'Burne-Jones', no.88
1976 Jan-Feb, Southampton AG, 'Burne-Jones', no.88
1976 Mar-Apr, Birmingham, Museum & AG 'Burne-Jones', no. 88
1994/5 Sept-Jan, BM, 'Pre-Raphaelite Drawings', no. 59
2009 Feb-May, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, The Pre-Raphaelites ...
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by French, through Barbizon House, at Christie's, London, 9 December 1932, lot 88 (anonymous vendor).
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