Mounted Soldier, n. d.
Courtesy of Syd and Sharon Martin
Oil on board, 17 x 15 inches
Signed ll” “Trego”
Syd and Sharon Martin
The soldier appears to be an enlisted man of a horse
artillery unit, perhaps of the Civil War era or even later, in the time of the
Indian Wars. The model for this work may
have been James “Jimmy” Krout of North Wales who is known to have posed
for Trego’s painting
of a soldier of the Spanish-American War in 1900. For
action scenes such as this, Trego had models pose on a barrel hanging from
chains the ceiling of his studio, at the rate of one dollar a day. This work may be one of Trego’s sketches for
a larger more finished work.
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 painting is in very good condition
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