Israelites Oppressed, detail of Pharoah Yet another source of inspiration for Sargent was the art he saw during his travels. His powerful rendering in Israelites Oppressed of the figure of the Egyptian ruler about to slay his victims derives from a motif frequent in Egyptian art, which Sargent could have seen at ancient sites during his trip up the Nile in the winter of 1890.
Israelites Oppressed, detail of Pharaoh (1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion