Crucifixion Sketches

Design (continued)

In a later page of sketches, Sargent added two attending figures. The drawing in the upper left corner shows the figures standing behind the cross to either side of Christ. In the large drawings at the right and lower left, Sargent brought these figures, Adam and Eve, into the foreground and extended the width of the cross to include them.
Crucifixion Sketches, for Boston Public Library
Graphite on paper, 25.2 x 34.7 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent
The Triumph of Religion