Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 691

In 1920, Harvard commissioned Sargent to produce two paintings for the main stairwell at Widener Library as part of the University’s tribute to its World War I dead.  The murals, Death and Victory & Entering the War, occupy arched panels over fourteen feet high at the top of the stairs.

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  • Sargent at Harvard, a database of images and text,  Harvard Art Museums archived site. (Note: Search is not possible in this archived version.)