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Saint George and the Dragon
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Saint George and the Dragon

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Description Equestrian statuettes by Francesco Fanelli were particularly popular among the British nobility. Their dramatic and dynamic qualities capture a sense of movement. With them, Fanelli introduced the dramatic, dynamic qualities of Italian baroque sculpture to an English audience. St. George was the patron saint of England, and later 17th-century inventories of collections show that this model had great appeal for aristocratic collectors.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1630-1639 (Baroque)
bronze, Swedish porphyry base
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H: 6 3/8 x W: 9 in. (16.2 x 22.9 cm)
  • Italy, Genoa (Place of Origin)
  • United Kingdom, England (Place of Origin)


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