Wounded Soldiers, 1884
Courtesy of Syd and Sharon Martin
Vital StatisticsOil on canvas, oil study, 10 x 18 inches
Signed ll: "Wm. T. Trego"
Collection of Syd and Sharon Martin
CommentaryThe two soldiers in this study were used separately in two later works. The soldier on the left appears in Battery—Halt! and the other in The Battle of Fair Oaks.
ProvenanceOwned by Harry O. Eichleay of Pittsburgh, who transferred it to his daughter, Helen E. Siegwarth, who sold it to the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh in 1971. Mellon Financial Corporation sold it in 2006 to Robert Welch in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who then sold it to the current owner in 2007.
ExhibitionsDoylestown, Pennsylvania, James A. Michener Art Museum, June 3-Oct 2, 2011: "So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of William T. Trego."
Mellon Financial had the painting restored by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. of New York City in 2001. It was cleaned, retouched, and varnished. It was discovered at that time that it had probably had a previous restoration. The painting is now in excellent condition. (Marcia Rosenthal, “A Summary Appraisal Report of 4 Paintings in the Collection of Mellon Financial Corporation to Estimate Market Value as of February, 10 2005” [Pittsburgh: Marcia R. Rosenthal Fine Art Services, 8 March 2005])