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The Wedding of St. George

 

Rossetti_The_Wedding_of_Saint_George_and_the_Princess_SabraThe Wedding of Saint George by Gabriel Dante Rossetti, ca. 1860. After slaying the dragon, St. George gets the girl! A bittersweet tribute to the beauty of marriage, in a time when it was revered, as a young flower girl hands him a white flower of chastity. On the left, a saintly figure beckons to an earthy couple cutting grapes, to cross the wall and join them.
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