The Wedding of St. George

Alternately titled: The Story of St. George and the Dragon: The Wedding of St. George

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 10 x 13 3/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1864
Other production information determined from the object: The Wedding of St. George
Note: The picture's title is inscribed at the lower center and DGR's monogram and the date are at the lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1864
Exhibition History: Beaux Arts Gallery, Drawings and Paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 1940 (no.13); Bournemouth, 1956 (no.61); Huntington Hartford Collection, New York and the Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1964, The Pre-Raphaelites: a loan exibition of paintings and drawings by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their associates, (no.62)


Current Location: private collection
Archival History: R. H. Williams gave it as a wedding gift to his wife Emily Epps in 1864; Bequethed in 1912 to her sister, Lady Gosse; Sold by Lady Gosse upon the death of Sir Edmund Gosse in 1928 to Dudley Wallis; Bought from the Beaux Arts Gallery in 1940 by Kerrison Preston; Sold to Newman in 1953; Bought from Alister Mathews in 1958 by Jerrold Moore and thence sold to Stuart Pivar, 1978; thence from Hirschl and Adler Galleries to a private collector in 1998

Scholarly Commentary


DGR executed a number of pictorial works on the subject of the legend of St. George. This picture, the latest of these works, is a watercolor version of one of the drawings he made (1861-62) for a set of stained glass windows that are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.


  • Indianapolis/New York, 1964, (The Pre-Raphaelites: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their Associates), no. 62.
  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 87 (no. 150 R.1).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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