A Lineup of 23 ‘Masters’ Is Announced : Art: Works ranging from Victorian to the Emerald Buddha are selected for next summer’s show in Laguna Beach.

The program for the 1991 Pageant of the Masters was unveiled at the Laguna Bowl on Tuesday night by director Glen Eytchison. The 23 works chosen to be rendered as tableaux by live models next summer include:

A page from a Victorian children’s scrapbook; Pierre Auguste Renoir’s painting “Grape Pickers at Lunch”; H. Schleich’s statuette “St. George and the Dragon”; Edward Henry Potthast’s painting “Splashing”; a Russian religious icon of the Old Testament Trinity; Winslow Homer’s painting “Snap the Whip” and a Dresden porcelain sculpture of “The Family.”

Also, Georges Seurat’s painting “Invitation to the Sideshow”; Bob Grieves’ sculpture “Against All Odds”; J.J. Lepaute’s painting “Picnic Scene”; a gold clock from 19th-Century France; Sidney Goodman’s painting “Tryout”; a Chinese jade sculpture entitled “The Red Chamber”; four rooms from the dollhouse of Petronella de la Court; a re-creation of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Thailand and John Sloan’s painting “The Picnic Grounds.”

Also, Della Porta’s “The Altar of the Apostles”; Carl Frieseke’s painting “Under the Willows”; a selection of paintings by Indian artist John Nieto; Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s sculpture “The Dancers”; Maxfield Parrish’s painting “The Enchanted Prince” and a collection of porcelain figurines of China’s Eight Immortals. As in past years, the program will close with a re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”


The pageant will run July 10 through Aug. 30 at the Bowl, on the Festival of Arts grounds off Laguna Canyon Road. Ticket orders are now being filled. To receive an order form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to P.O. Box 1659, Laguna Beach, Calif., 92652.