Bronze Door Knocker in the form of St. George and the Dragon

Bronze Door Knocker in the form of St. George and the Dragon

Adèle Hay

c. 1899

Exhibited: Arts and Crafts Exhibition, 1899

"Miss Adèle Hay's door-knocker in bronze, slightly tinged in parts with green, is not only a vigorous piece of modelling as such, but also a very clever design. It represents the time-honoured theme of St. George vanquishing the dragon, but the artist has treated it with no little ingenuity, constituing her ornament solely out of the necessary elements of the subject without recourse to extraneous features. The curve of the dragon's body is skillfully contrived to form the outline of the knocker-ring, while the folded wings on the left are balanced by a corresponding mass on the right. The general impression conveyed is that of boldness and strength, at the same time that careful attention has been bestowed upon the minutiæ of the saint's armour and of the comparisoning of his horse." — The Studio