Judgment, and Sketch of Last Judgment, Amiens Cathedral Medieval sculpture, especially the figures that adorn cathedrals in France and Spain, inspired many of Sargent’s compositions. In his Judgment lunette, Sargent closely adapted from 13th-century Amiens Cathedral in northern France a motif of angels holding long trumpets and oversized scales.
1. Judgment, 1916 (1999 photo)
2. Sketch of Last Judgment, Amiens Cathedral, ca. 1905–13
Graphite on paper, 12.7 x 18.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
The Triumph of Religion