Seated Men, and Israel and the Law, detail Sargent also drew inspiration for his male figures from travel. A sketch of seated Arab men, for example, done on one of his trips to North Africa or the Middle East, strongly influenced his handling of Jehovah in Israel and the Law.
1. Seated Men, 1905–6
Graphite on paper, 21.9 x 29.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950*
2. Israel and the Law, detail (1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion