Bare George

Bare George

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The design of a coin is an act of succinct aggrandisement. Bare George explores the coinage of power through a far more famous numismatic image: created in 1817 for King George III and his son, the Prince Regent, by celebrity gem designer Benedetto Pistrucci (1784-1855), 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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Product details

  • Pamphlet | 26 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 2mm | 48g
  • Shearsman Books
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 1848614934
  • 9781848614932

About Claire Crowther

Claire Crowther has published three full-length collections with Shearsman. All attracted wide attention, and the first, Stretch of Closures, was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh first-collection prize. She was poet-inresidence at the Royal Mint Museum for 2014-15 and lives in Somerset with her husband, physicist Keith Barnham.
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