Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon
Artist Raphael
Year 1504-1506
Medium Oil on wood
Location National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dimensions 11.2 in × 8.5 in
28.5 cm × 21.5 cm

Saint George and the Dragon was made by the Italian Renaissance master, Raphael. It was completed in 1506 using the oil on panel. It measures twenty eight and a half by twenty one and a half centimetres. It was part of the Andrew Mellon Collection which the philanthropist soon ceded to the Washington Gallery. The art work was first painted for the court of Urbino. It depicts a Christian Roman soldier (St. George) who defended the daughter of a king that was a pagan, through stabbing the dragon. This action was said to have converted the pagan king to Christianity.