The Cat, 1895
Courtesy of the owner
Oil on canvas, 5½ x 6½ inches
and dated ur: “W. T. Trego 1895”
year 1895 was a turning point in Trego’s career as he began painting
nonmilitary works for the first time while seeking illustration jobs and
students for private lessons in order to address his increasing financial
problems. A similar sleeping cat appears in another painting he did that same
year, Woman at
, and it may be that the same domestic pet—a
neighbor’s or his own—served as the model for both.
Alderfer Auction Company to Malcolm Polis Gallery to the current owner.
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 painting was cleaned in 2010 by the Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio and is in excellent condition.
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