William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

The Picket, 1879

Vital Statistics

Oil on canvas, Dimensions unknown

Commentary

In the wake of his sudden success with The Charge of Custer, many of Trego’s other early works got good publicity in the Detroit Free Press. Were it not for this fact, we would not know about this work which is presumed lost.

Exhibitions

Detroit, 1879: Angell’s Art Gallery (Detroit Free Press, 9 November 1879, unpaginated clipping in the William Trego Files, Spruance Library, BCHS, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

Reference

“It shows three United States soldiers creeping toward the picket line of the enemy. The figures are strongly drawn, artistically grouped, and well colored.” (Detroit Free Press, 9 November 1879, unpaginated clipping in the William Trego Files, Spruance Library, BCHS, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)



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