William T. Trego: Catalogue Raisonne

III. The Paris Paintings, 1887-1890

While studying at the Académie Julian in Paris during the years 1888-1890, William Trego produced several paintings based on the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. As was the case with his American Civil War paintings, he carefully researched the military actions he sought to portray and paid close attention to details of uniforms and equipment. The large military displays set up as part of the Exposition Universelle of 1889 provided him with a wealth of information. Trego succeeded in exhibiting two of his Franco-Prussian War paintings at the annual Paris Salon, where they were compared favorably to the work of the French history painter, Edouard Detaille, a significant accomplishment for a young American student.

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