Study of East Hall Decoration

East wall (continued)

Flanking it, the artist would paint a pair of subsidiary allegorical images, their subjects not yet named. Contemporary critics anticipated that Sargent would execute Sermon on the Mount in the freer modern style he used in Frieze of Prophets and in his portraiture.
Study of East Wall Decoration, ca. 1915
Oil and graphite on canvas, 111.8 x 158.1 cm
Boston Public Library
The Triumph of Religion