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St George and the Dragon - Dorset Rise, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.768 W 000° 06.340
30U E 700828 N 5710824
Quick Description: This life-size bronze sculpture is located on the east side of Dorset Rise in the City of London. The statue is also a fountain.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/3/2015 11:11:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMNF3C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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Long Description:

The PMSA website describes the sculpture:

Stylized mounted St. George atop sloping grid carried by tall grilled octagonal plinth around which dragon spirals emitting four brass tongues as fountain heads. Cheap circular granite slab pool with cobbles.

A plaque tells us:

St George and the Dragon
Michael Sandle
Commissioned by Mountleigh Group plc
through Public Art Development Trust
Casting by Morris Singer Foundry

The sculpture shows St George standing in his stirrups. He is dressed in armour and in hands is a lance that has been thrust down into the dragon that is below the tilting grid and wrapped around the supporting framework. The dragon's tail extends up through the grid close to the horse'e left hind leg. Four shaped tubes extend form the dragon's mouth, ending in nozzles, that create the fountain.

Identity of Rider: St George

Name of artist: Michael Sandle

Date of Dedication: 1988

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Severe shape of the horses muscles and tail

Position: One Hoof Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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