Sunday, June 20, 2010

Briton Riviere's Studio

Briton Riviere (1840-1920) was a painter best known for his animal subjects. Here he is at his easel, surrounded by animal skins and skeletons.

From his rich imagination came this "Saint George and the Dragon," which tells the story of the fight through the exhaustion of the hero, and the terrible price his horse had to pay.
Wikipedia on Briton Riviere
Golden Age Paintings


Marianne said...

I didn't know this artist, his art works are very interesting!

Evan T said...

I've never seen that Saint George and Dragon painting before, but I love it! I don't think I've seen that subject rendered that way before.

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Anonymous said...

Didn't know who he was -- thank you for letting me discover his work!