Saint George Fighting the Dragon, 1505: Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Raphael (1483-1520), in the Musee du Louvre, Paris
The rearing horse and rider's fluttering cape infuse a dynamic energy into this depiction of George, Patron Saint of England and his battle with the fierce pagan dragon. History tells us this fine work was a prestigious commission by the Duke of Urbino for an envoy of King Henry VII of England. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
Medium: 26.25"Wx29.25"H. framed (18.25"Wx21.25"H. image size, 4"W. frame)
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   Raphael (1483-1520)

Italian master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance, Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and his large figure compositions now housed in the Vatican in Rome. His work is much admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.

Raphael was already being described as a master in 1501. After moving to Rome in 1508, Raphael was commissioned by Julius II to paint some of the rooms of the palace in the Vatican. One of these paintings was The School of Athens. In 1514, Raphael was commissioned to rebuild St. Peters, and although his work has since been demolished or altered, for a time he was the most important painter and architect in Rome.

Marked by perfection and grace, Raphael paintings and sculptures were highly admired by his contemporaries. When compared to the great Michelangelo or Titian, Raphael may be considered inferior, but he always triumphs when considering the ease and grace of his creations.

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