St Margaret and the Dragon (Raphael)

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Saint Margaret
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Artist Raphael Edit this on Wikidata
Year 1518
Dimensions 192 cm (76 in) × 122 cm (48 in)
Location Kunsthistorisches Museum

Saint Margaret and the Dragon is a circa 1518 painting of Saint Margaret by the Renaissance painter Raphael, now held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.[1]

The painting shows the saint at the moment before she is swallowed alive by the dragon. She is shown unafraid, holding the crucifix that will save her once she is swallowed. Another version showing her holding a palm branch is in the collection of the Louvre.

This painting was documented in David Teniers the Younger's catalog Theatrum Pictorium of the art collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in 1659 and again in 1673,[2] but the portrait had already enjoyed notoriety in Teniers' portrayals of the Archduke's art collection:

References[edit]

  1. ^ GG_171 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. in the museum collection
  2. ^ 2 in Theatrum Pictorium, 1673
  • record on museum website
  • 2 in the catalog Theatrum Pictorium