St. George by Albrecht Dürer


St. George

Art work details

Albrecht Dürer
Medium :
Paper, Ink (printing)
Dimensions :
height: 21 cms; width: 14.2 cms
Credit Line :
Bequest of Louisa Dudgeon
Religion, Woodcut, Durer

Attributed to Albrecht Dürer.

In Christian hagiography St George, c 275-281 – 303 AD, was a soldier of the Roman Empire, who was put to death by Emperor Diocletian for refusing his orders to persecute Christians.

According to medieval legend, St George slew a dragon that had terrorised a city, requiring a daily human sacrifice. This culminated in the offering of the King’s daughter, who was finally rescued by the Saint.

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