The de Vesci Seal

St. George

Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934)

1891-96

Bronze

18 inches (45.7 cm)

Exhibited: Victorian High Renaissance (107b)

Other views

  • Front
  • Back
  • Feet
  • Legs (detail)
  • Head (detail)
  • St. George is an independent cast from the original model for the figure placed on the west end of the tomb of the Duke of Clarence in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

    Richard Dorment states "The St. George might epitomise the moment in the history of English art when the last flowering of Pre-Raphaelitism merged with Art Nouveau, for although the subject might have been chosen by Watts or Burne-Jones in the 1860s, this longlimbed youth's sinuous pose, the fanciful flutes and swirls of his costume, and above all his faintly effeminate air, place him firmly in the 1890s, close to Beardsley's drawings and Burne-Jones's late paintings." — Gibson to Gilbert