William Bruce (1861-1911)
Taking Aim, 1903
signed and dated "W. Bruce 1903" lower left
oil on canvas, 18 by 30 in.
William Bruce was a native of Auburn, New York. He studied painting in New York City and Europe. Initially a portrait artist, he shifted to depicting animals, particularly dogs. His works were commissioned and reproduced by calendar firms. Bruce was a well-liked artist and gentleman who died at age fifty in Auburn. His paintings can be found in the Cayuga Museum, Auburn, New York.
This painting depicts two dogs on point as a pair of woodcock flush, giving the hunter a chance for a rare double.
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