Flora Baum in Classical Dress, 1903
Courtesy of the Mercer Museum/Bucks County Historical Society
Charcoal drawing on paper, 24 x 19 inches
and dated, lr: “Wm. T. Trego 1903.”
at bottom in a different hand: “Flora Baum.”
Mercer Museum/Bucks County Historical
is the earliest known image of Flora Baum by Trego and documents the fact that
Walter Emerson Baum and Flora Barndt Baum had gone to North
Wales to take art instruction from Trego in 1903 and not 1904, as
is sometimes reported. Though Flora posed several times for Trego as the mother
of Jesus in various renderings of the nativity, in this sketch she does not
appear to be portraying any particular personage, though she is wearing long,
flowing robes of a classical or ancient design.
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 drawing is framed under glass and appears to
be in good condition.
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