Transparent Views : The Adirondacks in Watercolor
When John Howard Doig (1847-1919) was not at work for the New York Central Railroad, he was likely to be found along an Adirondack stream or pond with pole or paintbrush in hand. According to his obituary, " He was one of the many merry fishing parties that pitched their camps at Bisby's, Nick's Lake and along the Moose River. It was his love of out-door sport and the thrill that the sharp, tremulous pull a speckled trout can give that inspired Mr. Doig into becoming a painter."

This charming self-portrait depicts Doig holding aloft a large trout in Moose River. The logs along the shore were left after a spring log drive down the river.

Doig, John Howard
1890 ca.
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