Study for Frieze of Prophets, detail Sargent probably used this oil study of Moses and the prophets to his immediate left to determine the composition and placement of the figures in Frieze of Prophets. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in this fragmentary state the year after Sargent’s death, indicating that the artist probably cut down the canvas himself.
1. Study for “Frieze of Prophets”, detail
Oil on canvas, 120.1 x 186.9 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums,
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
2. Frieze of Prophets, detail (1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion