The Story of St. George and the Dragon: The Princess Sabra Drawing the Lot

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861-1862 (pen and ink design), 1868 (painted over in watercolour)


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné vol. 1, 86 (no. 146, plate 213).

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of six designs that DGR executed in 1861-62 for a set of stained glass windows that were made by the Morris Firm. The windows are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the designs, including this one, are in the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. In this case, however, DGR painted over the original design to create this watercolour picture.

See the commentary for The Story of St. George and the Dragon: the Skulls Brought to the King.

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