St. George! Send help against these spirits of Evil!
Medium: Ink on scratch board
Dimensions: 10 1/2 × 17 in. (26.7 × 43.2 cm)
frame: 19 1/2 × 25 1/2 in. (49.5 × 64.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Singing Sands of Prester John," by H. Bedford-Jones, in Blue Book, February 1939
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1991
About: Blue Book was a pulp magazine. This story was part of a series called Trumpets from Oblivion, in which H. Bedford-Jones presented various legendary characters such as Prester John, a figure from Christian medieval fantasy literature. Said to rule a lost nation located vaguely in "the East," he had the magical powers to triumph over his enemies. Here he invokes St. George, a warrier saint and patron of the military.
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