William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Lieutenant of Light Artillery

Courtesy of Thomas and Karen Buckley

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Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 inches
Signed and dated ll: “Wm. T. Trego, Feb 1900”
Collection of Thomas and Karen Buckley


The lieutenant galloping alongside his rapidly moving artillery battery is wearing the uniform used by United States horse artillery forces in the 1880s. Somewhat oddly, the horses all seem to be floating above the ground. This was Trego’s last documented military history work. Though painted in early 1900, it was still in his studio, unsold, late in 1901.

This is one of only three known instances where Trego included the month with the year when dating his work.


Doylestown, Pennsylvania, James A. Michener Art Museum, June 3-Oct 2, 2011: "So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of William T. Trego."


The title of this work is known because a drawing of the painting appeared in a 1901 Philadelphia newspaper article on the artist. (“The wonderful work of William T. Trego, an artist who, with paralyzed hands, paints marvelous pictures,” The North American, 24 November 1901, p. 6.)


The painting is in very good condition

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