Crucifix, bronze on wood Sargent’s Dogma of the Redemption for the south end of the hall was installed in 1903. In 1901, Sargent exhibited—once again, at London’s Royal Academy—an important work that would form a significant portion of the finished mural: a version of the Crucifix. Sargent was deeply proud of his Crucifix, which he fashioned in relief so high that it approaches sculpture in-the-round. Sargent made bronze reductions of this work as gifts for friends.
Study for “Crucifix,” Boston Public Library,
ca. 1899
Bronze, 111.76 x 76.2 x 8.89 cm
Fogg Art Museum*
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