reproduction of Frieze of Prophets
Reproduction of Frieze of Prophets, Association Publications, Boston, Boston Public Library


Sargent’s Triumph of Religion had an immense popular following. The first installation in the Library occurred just as various new technologies of image reproduction attained wide commercial application. This meant that people in Columbus, Ohio, or San Diego, California, for example, could enjoy Sargent’s work without leaving their living rooms. Of course in reproduction the murals ceased to be multimedia architectural decorations and became instead images on paper. Frieze of Prophets was the most sought-after reproduction from the mural cycle.
The Triumph of Religion