Model for St George and the Dragon

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Alfred Gilbert

1854-1934

English New Sculpture (19th Century British) painter, draftsman, sculptor, goldsmith and medalist

Model for St George and the Dragon

circa 1895


Plasticine, wax and wood

Victoria and Albert Museum

London | United Kingdom

"This plasticine and wax model represents St George and the Dragon, a motif which Sir Alfred Gilbert returned to again and again. It has been suggested that this item was a preliminary model for the group surmounting the silver rose-water ewer and dish presented to King George V, when Duke of York, as a wedding gift by the officers of the Brigade of Guards. 

What appears to be the present piece is shown in a photograph taken in 1935 of the interior of Gilbert's studio in Kensington Palace." (Source: V&A)