Frieze of Prophets, detail of Joshua While developing the figures of the prophets, Sargent sought models who embodied what he believed were the salient traits of each prophet’s character. He enlisted friends like American artist Dennis Bunker, who posed for the dark-haired figure of Joshua beside Moses. He also persuaded some of his professional acquaintances to lend their features to this extraordinary frieze.
Frieze of Prophets, detail of Joshua
(1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion