Courtesy of Charles J. LeKites
Vital StatisticsPencil and Conté crayon on paper, mounted on masonite, 22 x 12 inches
Inscribed at bottom, “drawing by W. T. Trego” though not in Trego's hand
Charles J. LeKites
CommentaryThis drawing is obviously a means to an end, and not intended as a final work. The darker pencil lines indicate changes from the contours of the original Conté crayon sketch. The image does not correspond to any known Trego works. Judging by the base on which the figure stands, it may have been a sketch for a monument.
Obtained from the artist or the artist’s estate by Walter E. Baum. It passed to Baum’s son, Robert “Bert” Baum, who sold it to the current owner.