Portrait of Martha Anders Dowlin, 1904
Courtesy of the Estate of Marie Waldron Inslee
Oil on canvas, 32½ x 27 3/8 inches
Signed and dated, ll: “Wm. T. Trego—Dec, 1904”
Estate of Marie Waldron Inslee
“Mattie” Dowlin was one of Trego’s closest friends in North Wales and the wife of his most ardent admirer and
local patron, Luther Dowlin. She was an amateur artist herself and is known to
have created several views of North Wales. Of
all the portraits Trego did of the Dowlin family, this work is unique for its
warmth and for the artist’s obvious desire to flatter the sitter, a sign of his
high regard for her.
Commissioned by Luther Dowlin, husband of the subject. Upon the death of Martha Anders Dowlin, it
passed to her granddaughter, Marie Waldron Inslee, whose children own it today.
The painting is framed under glass, deteriorating, and in need of
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