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Saint George and the Dragon

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Saint George, in red costume on his white charging horse (a symbol of purity), is seen here in a rocky landscape against a gold background. He is facing, unusually, to the left, spearing a green dragon on the ground. Saint George (c.275/281–303) was said to have been born in Cappadocia in Asia Minor and to have died in Lydda, Palestine. The iconic image of him slaying a dragon with his spear alludes to the death of evil, and of paganism.

National Trust, Snowshill Manor

near Broadway


15th C


oil on panel


H 36 x W 28 cm

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gift from Charles Paget Wade along with Snowshill Manor, 1951

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Snowshill, near Broadway, Gloucestershire WR12 7JU England

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