Study for angel, detail of angel, Arms In preparing for the murals, Sargent executed hundreds of drawings of nude models in diverse poses. He used this striking study of a model for a warrior angel in the lunette Israel and the Law. In another drawing, Sargent rendered the angel’s sword arm four times, showing just slightly different positions.
1. Study for Angel in “Israel and the Law”, detail
Charcoal on paper, 62.3 x 46.3*
2. Israel and the Law, detail of angel
3. Arms, for Angel in “Israel and the Law”, detail
Charcoal on paper, 61.6 x 47.1 cm*
The Triumph of Religion