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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

St. George and the Dragon, St. George's Hospital, Tooting

Summary

Type Landscape , Sculpture

     A bronze statuette of St George seated on his horse, which is trampling the dragon. St George is portrayed as a muscular young male nude holding a sword in his right hand. The group is mounted on an integral base, the dragon's claws and tail overhanging its upper edges.
         

Inscriptions

St. George & the Dragon / Grosvenor Wing Foyer / The bronze sculpture of St. George and / the Dragon was the work of Beryl Ellis, / a dark room technician at St. George's / Hospital. The unfinished statue was / found in Beryl Ellis' garage by her / niece, Mrs Felicity Fenton, who kindly / donated the sculpture to St. George's / Hospital in 1981. The Special Trustees / funded the brazing and it was unveiled / in the foyer in 1982.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Ellis, Beryl Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Figures on plinth (integral) Bronze 97x43x141

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CLWH/MG/19 CL
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Rd.
Precise location St. George's Hospital, Grosver Wing Foyer
A-Z ref 108 5B
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1982
Unveiling details c.1982 (unveiling 1982)
Commissioned by Donated 1981 by Mrs. Felicity Fenton
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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