William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Male Figure in Suit, Profile and Frontal

Courtesy of the owner

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Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
Signed lr: “W. T. Trego”
Private Collection


As with another sketch showing men in suits, this work does not look like a model posing for an art student figural study but has the look of a model posing for a fashion spread. It may be that Trego attempted to get a job illustrating fashions in his last years and this is one of the efforts in that regard.


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.


The paper is discolored and brittle. There is damage along the edges and some minor losses of material.

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James A. Michener Art Museum William T. Trego Catalogue Raisonne