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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Overlay Drawing for "Frieze of the Angels," Boston Public Library
Other Titles
Former Title: Sketch for Frieze: Doctrine of the Redemption, South End, Sargent Hall, Boston
Work Type
1893 - 1903
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Physical Descriptions
Oil paint on wove paper and applied gold paper
69.8 x 71 cm (27 1/2 x 27 15/16 in.)
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; their gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1933.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent (through Thomas A. Fox, Esq.)
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R. A., exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, England, 1926), no. 612

Nancy Lloyd, "Reconstruction of Sargent's Scale Model for the Crucifix", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 58-66, repr. in color, fig. 14, p. 65 [A, B, and C]

Kate Olivier, "Sargent's Scale Model for the 'Trinity' Lunette and the 'Frieze of Angels': Examination and Conservation", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 52-57, repr. in color, figs. 2 [with 1933.45.B] and 5

Sally M. Promey, Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent's "Triumph of Religion" at the Boston Public Library, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1999), p. 90, fig. 58

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 313, cat. 333, ill.

A Rediscovered Maquette by John Singer Sargent for the Crucifix at the Boston Public Library, auct. cat., Shepherd Gallery (New York, 2017), passim

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R.A., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/14/1926 - 03/13/1926

Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999

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