Saint George and the Dragon, Limewood with paint and gilding, South German

Saint George and the Dragon

Date:
last third 15th century
Geography:
Made in Swabia, Germany
Culture:
South German
Medium:
Limewood with paint and gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 32 7/16 x 13 3/8 x 8 11/16in. (82.4 x 34 x 22cm)
without lance: 29 1/2in. (75cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.213
Not on view
Frédéric Spitzer, Paris (until d. 1890); his posthumous sale, Chevallier and Mannheim, Paris (April 17–June 16, 1893, no. 222); Louis Mohl, Paris (by 1906); George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (in 1926-1941)
La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. I. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Meubles 79, p. 276.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 2. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Meubles 96, p. 109, pl. XVIII.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance: composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 1. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 747, p. 127, pl. XXIV.

Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XXI.

Monsters, Gargoyles, and Dragons: Animals in the Middle Ages. South Hadley, Mass.: Mount Holyoke College, 1977. no. 30, p. 20.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen, ed. Medieval Images: A Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 40, pp. 12-13, 22.