The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 21, 2024

St. George and the Dragon

St. George and the Dragon

1947
(Spanish, 1904–1989)
(British, 1901–1988)
Platemark: 45.2 x 28.8 cm (17 13/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Sheet: 55.6 x 37.5 cm (21 7/8 x 14 3/4 in.)
© Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Not in Black and Moorehead
Location: not on view

Description

Saint George and the Dragon presents the ancient Roman army said to have killed the monster after it was subdued by consuming human sacrifices. The subject was approved by the Print Club of Cleveland, which commissioned Dalí to create its annual presentation print to be distributed to members. Because at this point in his career the artist had little experience with printmaking, he turned to Atelier 17 founder Stanley William Hayter for advice. During a brief visit to New York, Dalí etched his plate at Atelier 17 under Hayter’s supervision, at which time he also printed this trial proof used as a guide for printing the other impressions.
  • Department of Prints and Drawings Opening Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (March 3, 1958-October 11, 1959).
    An Approach to Musem Objects. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 3-June 30, 1958).
    Prints and Drawings, 1916-1965. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 20-July 24, 1966).
    The Print Club of Cleveland, 1919 - 1969: Fifty Years in Review. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (January 14-March 31, 1970).
    Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 9-August 13, 2017).
  • {{cite web|title=St. George and the Dragon|url=false|author=Salvador Dalí, Stanley William Hayter|year=1947|access-date=21 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1947.297