Relief of St. George and the Dragon
Created by Ella Casella
Usually date of exhibition rather than production
Object class: sculpture
Object type: low relief
Material: processed and vegetal - wax
Description: This bas-relief in coloured wax shows St. George and the dragon. The saint is represented standing in a wooded landscape, with one foot on the ground and the other on the prostrate monster, while he leans on his shield and with his right hand holds his lance firmly planted on the ground. He is clothed in complete armour which is richly decorated with gilt ornament, while his helmet is surmounted by a dragon. In the background there is a fortified bridge over a river, and a castle is visible in the far distance.
Notes: This panel was exhibited in the Woman's Work Section of the Victorian Era Exhibition, London 1897.
Makers, Owners and Exhibitors
Owned by Victoria and Albert Museum
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O187916/relief/ (accessed 29 August 2010)
Citing this record
'Relief of St. George and the Dragon', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/object.php?id=ann_1283197603, accessed 28 Nov 2014]