St. George. Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934). 1891-96. Bronze, 18 inches (45.7 cm). 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. Exhibited: Victorian High Renaissance (107b). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Richard Dorment points out that 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

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Dorment, Richard. Alfred Gilbert. New Haven and London: 1985. Pp. 122, 124-46, 128.

Gibson to Gilbert: British Sculpture 1840-1914. Exhibition catalogue. London: The Fine Art Society, 1992. No. 29.

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