ASAM, Egid Quirin
(b. 1692, Tegernsee, d. 1750, Mannheim)

St George and the Dragon

Gilt stucco
Benedictine Abbey, Weltenburg

The chancel at Weltenburg is the stage for a mysterious apparition? a silver St George on horseback wielding a flame-shaped sword and riding straight towards us out of a background of dazzling light which is let in from concealed windows. The dragon and the princess stand out as dark golden silhouettes against all this glitter.

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