Sketch of Flora Baum as the Madonna, 1904
Charcoal drawing on paper,
lr: “W. T. Trego”
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.
from the artist or his estate by Walter E. Baum, it has been passed down in the
Baum family to the current owner.
work is framed under glass and appears to be in sound condition.
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