Saint George?, copy after Dosso Dossi
Dosso Dossi
Saint George?
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copy afterDosso Dossi

Saint George?, after 1540


Dimensions
96.9 x 78.4 x 1.0 cm
Physical Description
Oak wood
Inventory Number
903
Acquisition
Acquired in 1843 as a gift from Johann David Passavant
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 19

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About the Work

Once thought to be the work of Giorgione, this life-size, bust-length depiction of a knight is a copy after a painting by Dosso Dossi. The fact that the Städel picture is painted on a panel of Baltic oak suggests that it was made by a Dutch copyist active in the first half of the 16th century. The original did enjoy great popularity in the north and was numerously copied. Some versions remain faithful to Dossi’s work and show a saint, possibly Saint George, in gleaming steel armour set against a dark background. Other versions invest the saint with the features of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and the Order of the Golden Fleece. Although the Städel picture was executed in close imitation of Dossi’s model, the semi-circular upper edge sets it apart from the other surviving versions.

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Title
Saint George?
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Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oak wood
Material

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Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1843 as a gift from Johann David Passavant

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Primary
  • 11H(GEORGE) the warrior martyr George (Georgius); possible attributes: banner (red cross on white field), (red) cross, dragon, (white) horse, broken lance, shield (with cross), sword

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01.02.2023