Mysteries of the Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries

Mysteries of the Rosary:
Sorrowful Mysteries

The five Sorrowful Mysteries are adjacent to Madonna of Sorrows. In the first small panel, at top, Sargent painted the Agony in the Garden; at right is the Scourging. At left is the Crowning with Thorns. The Carrying of the Cross occupies the second small panel, below. Finally, in the center, is the Crucifixion and Death. In contrast to Joyful Mysteries, the largest central panel here shows the last scene in the narrative, rather than the first. Thus Sargent “framed” the earthly life of Jesus between the large Annunciation panel in Joyful Mysteries and the Crucifixion here.
Mysteries of the Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries, south ceiling vault, west side of vault
Oil on canvas with plaster, Lincrusta-Walton, and papier-mâché reliefs (1999 photo)
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