William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Horse and Cart, n.d.

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Alternate title: French Scene
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Signed ll: “Wm. T. Trego”
A handwritten label on reverse reads: “Name/Wm. Thomas Trego/Address/North Wales/Title/Horse and Cart/Price/$100/[?] Bal./$75”
Current location unknown


Although one owner of many years referred to it as a French scene, it is most likely one of the many genre works Trego did in his last years.


The painting was purchased for Helen Merrick Semple, a one-time friend of William Trego, by her husband, the Reverend Samuel Semple. It passed to their son, Samuel M. Semple, who died in 1968, and then to his widow, Prudence F. Semple, who died in 1995. Thus far it has not been possible to trace the painting since the death of Prudence F. Semple.


Letter of Prudence F. Semple to Mrs. Kenneth W. Gemmill (Helen H. Gemmill), 17 February 1979, Trego Files, Spruance Library, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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