St. George on Foot

c. 1502–c. 1503

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

One of the most famous tales surrounding Saint George, an early Christian martyr, is the story of his having slain a dragon, thus symbolically conquering evil. Here Dürer shows the fallen dragon at Saint George's feet. The banner the saint holds, displaying a cross within a circle, is the emblem of the Order of Saint George. Emperor Maximilian I, one of Dürer's great patrons, was keenly interested in this royal order, which was founded by his father.

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  • Title: St. George on Foot
  • Date Created: c. 1502–c. 1503
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in. (11.28 x 7.14 cm)
  • Type: Prints
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5211426/
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Calvin J. Holmes
  • Artist Nationality: German
  • Artist: Albrecht Dürer