William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

The Castillian, 1880

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Oil on canvas, Dimensions unknown


This work is known only through one reference to it while on display in Detroit in April 1880. No further information is available and the painting is presumed lost.


Detroit, April 1880: “Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Works of Michigan Artists,” Angell’s Art Gallery


“In this department . . . is an oil painting by Willie T. Trego, the promising young artist-student from this city and now at the Philadelphia Art School. The picture is entitled ‘The Castillian’ and is an original and picturesque study showing very rapid and marked improvement in every detail of the painting. It is one of the best pictures in the exhibition.” (“Spring Exhibition,” Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr 1880, unpaginated clipping, William Trego Files, Spruance Library, BCHS, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

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