The Cardinal, 1905
Courtesy of the owner
Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches
and dated, lr: “Wm. T. Trego 1905”
work bears some similarities to woodland scenes once painted by the artist’s
father, Jonathan K. Trego. After his father’s death and his own decision to
forgo further military history paintings, William Trego often painted in genres
once associated with his father.
Obtained from the artist by a member of his cousin Howard Trego’s
family, it has been passed down in the family ever since. The current owner is
a great-great-grandchild of Howard Trego
is in good condition, but the whole scene is dark, and the colors of the
flowers are hard to see. It would benefit from cleaning.
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