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St. George and the Dragon

1520
(Austrian, 1490–1553)
Sheet: 20.7 x 15.5 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Geisberg 883; Winzinger 271
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Despite written legends placing Saint George’s slaying of the dragon in North Africa, this scene takes place in a Northern European forest.

Description

Landscape draftsman Wolfgang Huber made only a few prints. In this woodcut, he developed ideas from his drawings, such as the radiating light, agitated clouds, and soaring trees. Here, he applied these ideas to the story of Saint George slaying the dragon. Huber rendered the figures with the same short marks as the trees and rocks surrounding them so that they appear to blend into the landscape.
St. George and the Dragon

St. George and the Dragon

1520

Wolfgang Huber

(Austrian, 1490–1553)
Austria, 16th century

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