William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Profile View of Young African-American Man with Foot on Chair, 1881

Courtesy of the owner

Vital Statistics

Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
Unsigned
Private Collection

Commentary

The well-dressed young man seems to be drawing, raising the intriguing possibility that this might be a portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner, whose attendance at the Pennsylvania Academy coincided with some of the time that Trego spent there.

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. There are losses along the edges, particularly on the bottom.



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