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Toulousain François-Laurent Montreuil (1735-1801) - Marble statue of ST Gorges and the Dragon, Ca 1785
This statue was made in marble of Carrare by the sculptor from Toulouse François-Laurent de Montreuil (1735-1801). It stayed for a long time at the castle of Novital at Saint Jory, located 20 kilometres away from Toulouse.
The Assyrian General Agha Petros (1880-1932), owner of the Novital domain from 1924, bought the statue on the 22nd December of the same year to garnish his living room. Therefore he brought back the statue where it was coming from.
Sculpted for a church in Toulouse in the years 1780, it was maybe never installed. Saint Georges slaying the dragon was brought in the Castle of Novital during [...]