William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

Winter, 1900

Courtesy of the owner

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Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 inches
Titled, signed, and dated, lr: “Winter, Wm. T. Trego 1900”
Private Collection


The old man was posed by Reuben Schwager of North Wales. The family of the painting's owner remembers a story that Schwager was a night watchman and is returning home at dawn. The title, Trego’s signature, and the date are revealed as blades of dried grass sticking up out of the snow at the lower right, an approach he had used once before, as part of his signature on The March to Valley Forge.


Purchased from the artist by Luther Dowlin of North Wales, it has been passed down in the families of his descendants to the current owner, Dowlin’s granddaughter.


The painting is in basically good condition, though it has suffered a few minor paint losses and is in need of cleaning.

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