Profile View of Young African-American Man with Foot on Chair, 1881
Courtesy of the owner
Charcoal drawing on paper, irregular dimensions
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.
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. There are
losses along the edges, particularly on the bottom.
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