Portrait of Harry S. Krieble, 1901
Krieble's portrait was based on this photograph taken in the studio.
Vital StatisticsOil on canvas, Dimensions unknown
CommentaryThis portrait is known from a photograph of Trego in his studio published in the Philadelphia newspaper North American on 24 November 1901. The identity of the sitter is known from a series of three photographs in a private collection, which show Harry S. Krieble of North Wales posing in Trego’s studio. One of the poses evidently became the basis for the portrait, as the photo matches the newspaper photo. Krieble was a prominent citizen of North Wales, the manager of an oil company and a friend of the Luther Dowlin family, whose portraits Trego also painted.
The photographer is unknown, but since the photographs were found in the former home of Luther Dowlin, he may have taken them himself. Trego may have found it difficult to handle even a small basic camera of that era.