Frontal View of Galloping Horse, c. 1880
Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
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.
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
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."
The paper is discolored and brittle, with water stains and pieces missing
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