After the Hunt: The Art Collection of William B. Ruger
Stackpole Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 199 pages
Features the art collection of William B Ruger, the famed arms-maker, who passed away in June 2002. Christie's conducted a multi-million dollar auction in December 2002 of the paintings that appear in the book. The book includes approximately 20 paintings sold by Christies, NY and includes 83 colour photos of William B Ruger's private collection. The pieces depict the American West, hunting, wildlife, historical and classic art, and seascapes by artists such as Frederic S Remington, Maxfield Parrish, Albert Bierstadt, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and many others. Seth Eastman's 'Winnebago Encampment', Alexander Phimister Proctor's 'The Indian Warrior', and Frank Tenney Johnson's 'Cowboy on Horseback' are examples.
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by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman
The Western Paintings and Sculpture in the William B Ruger Collection by Peter H Hassrick
Reflections on the William B Ruger Collection by Linda S Ferber
Cowboys and Indians
Hunters and Prey
The Great Outdoors
At Sea and By the Shore
On and Off the Battlefield
Romance Fantasy and Mystery
Checklist of Works in the Collection
Academy Albert Bierstadt Alfred Jacob Miller American Art American West animals Arizona Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait Benson born Boston Bricher bronze Buffalo Buttersworth California canvas laid capture career catalogue Charles Charles Conder Checklist collection color Conder cowboy depicts early England EXHIBITED New York exhibition also traveled Farny figures Frederic Remington frontier Gerald Peters Gallery Gerome Hassrick Herbert Dunton Homer Hunt Hunters Ibid illustration images Indian inscribed with title interest James John Kuhnert landscape Leigh Levi Wells Prentice LITERATURE lower left PROVENANCE lower right PROVENANCE Mariposa Grove Massachusetts EXHIBITED Maxfield Parrish Maynard Dixon Mexico N. C. Wyeth nature nineteenth century Oil on board Oil on canvas painter Peale Philadelphia popular portrait PROVENANCE The artist PROVENANCE Vose Galleries Ruger Rungius Signed and dated sketches Smith Sotheby's sporting studied Sydney Laurence Tissot Trappers tree trip undated Oil Vedder Waugh Western Art William Winslow Homer Wunderlich Wyeth Wyoming York EXHIBITED