William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Horse's Head, 1878

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Oil on canvas, Dimensions unknown


The artist was not yet twenty years old when this work was receiving attention in the press and being offered for sale in one of Detroit’s main art venues. This early work is presumed lost.


Detroit, July 1878: Angell’s Art Gallery


“The horse’s head painted in oil colors by Willie Trego, which excited so much favorable comment at the Art Exhibition last spring, and is really a work of much merit, is exhibited at Angell’s Art Gallery and is for sale.” (Detroit Free Press, 10 July 1878, unpaginated clipping in the William Trego Files, Spruance Library, BCHS, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

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