William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Frontal View of Galloping Horse, c. 1880

Private Collection

Vital Statistics

Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
Signed, ll: “Trego”
Private Collection

Commentary

This may be one of Trego’s earliest renderings of a horse. He was fascinated by horses his entire life and never passed up an opportunity to study them and draw them. The animals are often more detailed than the human subjects which appear in the same paintings. The head-on foreshortened view seen here was one of Trego’s specialties.

Provenance

The sketch is one of several rescued by Walter E. Baum from Trego’s studio after his death. It passed to Baum’s son, Robert “Bert” Baum, and from him to the current owner.

Exhibitions

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, James A. Michener Art Museum, June 3-Oct 2, 2011: "So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of William T. Trego."

Condition

The paper is discolored and brittle, with water stains and pieces missing



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