Fall of Gog and Magog

Fall of Gog and Magog (continued)

Gog and Magog reappear, in slightly different guise, in the apocalyptic battle of Revelation 20:8, earning Sargent’s lunette its alternate title, Armageddon. In Sargent’s time, interpreters related the Armageddon aspect of this mural to the overwhelming devastation suffered in the First World War, even though the artist had actually completed the painting in London before the war began.
Fall of Gog and Magog,
east wall, left lunette, installed 1916
Oil on canvas with Lincrusta-Walton reliefs (1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion