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St. George – 8.5x11" – Heinrich Lefler – Catholic Art Print

St. George – 8.5x11" – Heinrich Lefler – Catholic Art Print

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It is dawn – or dusk. George has fought well. Now he gives thanks to God for his victory. At George’s back and above him is the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ. This dramatic presentation is by Heinrich Lefler from his 1899 calendar. Although primarily known as a set and costume designer for the theater, the calendar is widely considered his masterpiece. Most pictures of St. George show the fight, and we like them, but this is our all-time favorite picture of St. George. It is beautiful and masculine. It would look great on the wall of any den or man-cave.

St. George was a real Saint whose story got entwined with legend. He is the patron Saint of many places, such as England, Portugal, Germany and Greece, as well as Krain, which is an area of Slovenia. Canonized in 494, he is identified with the ideals of honor, bravery and gallantry. He is the patron saint of soldiers.

As for the dragon, we are reminded of Neil Gaiman’s (G.K. Chesterton’s) remark: “Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.”

– 8.5 x 11" acid-free matte paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson – Classic Catholic Art.
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