• Henley DFAS

St George: A visual history from the 7th to the 19th century of this soldier, dragon-slayer and saint

Thursday 16th May 2019
Sue Jenkins

Although a patron saint in many countries, the earliest documented mention of St George in England comes from the Catholic monk the venerable Bede.

  St George’s Day was a major feast and national holiday on par with Christmas from the early 15th century but little is known of his life other than it is thought he was a high ranking officer in the Roman army who was killed in around AD 303.  Sue’s new lecture stems from extensive research into the artists he inspired over many centuries.



Sue Jenkins is a familiar face to us at The Arts Society Henley.  As well as her lectures, she has led many of the holidays organized by Alvi Shaw. Sue joined Sotheby’s Institute in 1984 as a full time tutor teaching courses on the Fine & Decorative Arts as part of Sotheby’s Undergraduate Programme as well as organizing Sotheby’s study programmes on the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Milan and Chicago.  Sue then joined Christie’s and continues to teach for them on a regular basis. For the past 10 years she has taught part-time at the City and Guilds of London Art School as well as giving lectures and gallery talks to various organisations locally and in London.