St Margaret and the Dragon (Raphael)
|Saint Margaret Slaying the Dragon|
|Dimensions||192 cm (76 in) × 122 cm (48 in)|
The painting shows the saint at the moment before she is swallowed alive by the dragon. She is shown unafraid, holding the crucifix that will save her once she is swallowed. Another version showing her holding a palm branch is in the collection of the Louvre.
This painting was documented in David Teniers the Younger's catalog Theatrum Pictorium of the art collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in 1659 and again in 1673, but the portrait had already enjoyed notoriety in Teniers' portrayals of the Archduke's art collection:
1673 engraving from Teniers' catalog, by Jan van Troyen
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