William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Sketch of Flora Baum as the Madonna, 1904

Vital Statistics

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

Commentary

Flora Barndt Baum, the wife of Walter E. Baum, studied with Trego briefly in 1903 when her husband began his studies. She also began posing for Trego. Though she discontinued her art lessons in order to care for her newborn daughter, Marian, Flora continued to pose for Trego. Here, she poses as the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus. This may be a study for one of the several paintings Trego did of the nativity scene in 1904.

Provenance

Obtained from the artist or his estate by Walter E. Baum, it has been passed down in the Baum family to the current owner.

Condition

The work is framed under glass and appears to be in sound condition.



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