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Composition Drawing for 'St. George Slaying the Dragon'

Composition Drawing for 'St. George Slaying the Dragon'

Fra Bartolommeo (in circa 1509)

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In this beautiful drawing the composition is in perfect balance. While in the previous study the rider and horse move through the space diagonally, here they are depicted almost in profile like a statue. In the end the artist seems to have chosen to have the princess run away in panic and with arms aloft towards the right and situates her amidst the trees and rocks in the background landscape. [text: Albert Elen]

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Title Composition Drawing for 'St. George Slaying the Dragon'
Material and technique Black chalk, heightened with white, on light-grey prepared paper
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 318 cm
Width 272 cm
Artists Tekenaar: Fra Bartolommeo
Accession number I 563 M 88 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 31 and 41 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Tekeningen uit eigen bezit, 1400-1800 (1952)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel III, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Fra Bartolommeo

Florence 1473 - Florence 1517

Fra Bartolommeo is one of the most illustrious artists of the Italian High Renaissance. Born Bartolommeo di Paolo, he was also called Baccio della Porta. On...

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