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

Saint George and the Dragon

last third 15th century
Made in Swabia, Germany
South German
Limewood with paint and gilding
Overall: 32 7/16 x 13 3/8 x 8 11/16in. (82.4 x 34 x 22cm)
without lance: 29 1/2in. (75cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
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)
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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.