Soldier Adjusting his Footwear, 1883
Courtesy of Walter O'Connor
Vital StatisticsOil on canvas, mounted on board, 16 x 10½ inches at top, 16 x 10¼ inches at bottom
CommentaryThis study is one of four surviving sketches done in preparation for The March to Valley Forge. In the final work, the figure is mostly hidden behind the mounted figure of General Washington, and he no longer has his gun.
ProvenanceThe sketch was obtained from the estate of the artist by his pupil and protégé, Walter E. Baum. It was inherited by Baum’s son, Robert “Bert” Baum. The current owner purchased the work from Bert Baum.