Crowther, Claire

Claire Crowther - Bare George

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Claire Crowther - Bare George

Published June 2016. Chapbook, 8.5 x 5.5ins, 28pp
ISB 9781848614932. [Download a sample PDF from this volume here.]


The design of a coin is an act of succinct aggrandisement. Bare George explores the coinage of power through a famous numismatic image: created in 1817 for King George III and his son, the Prince Regent, by celebrity gem designer Benedetto Pistrucci, it pictures a saint, young St George, lancing a dragon. He is undressed. Any Greek warrior of artistic relevance to the nineteenth century would be. The dragon is submitting, as the opposition needs to be shown to do.

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