Nude Male Statue, 1880
Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
might be a sketch done from one of the Pennsylvania Academy’s
collection of plaster casts of famous sculptures. Trego mentioned “drawing from
the antique” at PAFA in one of his letters to academy president Edward Coates.
(Letter of Wm. T. Trego to Edward H. Coates, 11 January 1891, Trego
Correspondence File, PAFA Archives)
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
The paper is discolored and brittle. There are
serious losses along the edges, particularly at the top where part of the image
has been lost as well.
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