Saint George and the Dragon  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The episode of Saint George and the Dragon appended to the hagiography of Saint George was Eastern in origin, brought back with the Crusaders and retold with the courtly appurtenances belonging to the genre of Romance. The earliest known depiction of the motif is from early eleventh-century Cappadocia; the earliest known surviving narrative is an eleventh-century Georgian text.

Treatment by artists

Paintings
Sculptures
  • Bernt Notke, wood, Storkyrkan in Stockholm, c. 1484–1489.
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  • Edward Elgar, The Banner of St George: a ballad for chorus and orchestra, words by Shapcott Wensley, 1879





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