Cavalryman, n. d.
Pencil drawing on paper, mounted on cardboard, 20 x 7 inches
Inscribed on the reverse in ink: “W. T. Trego sketch of
Civil War soldier inherited by W. E. Baum and donated to Bucks County
Historical Society by Bert Baum 1961.”
Bucks County Historical Society/Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
This small work is one of three images Trego created of a
“melancholy soldier.” It is unknown whether all three were part of the same
project or created separately for different reasons. The sad and passive images
of the soldiers are unusual for an artist who usually tried to portray his
military figures in vigorous action.
Obtained from the artist or his estate by Walter
E. Baum, it passed to his son, Robert “Bert” Baum, who donated it to the Bucks
County Historical Society/Mercer Museum in 1961.
Doylestown, 2010: “Three Centuries of Bucks
Elkins Gallery, Mercer
The drawing is fragile and in need of
< Melancholy Union Soldier with Letter, c. 1898 Study sketch for "The Rescue of the Colors," 1898 >