DescriptionPainting: William Harnden Foster Painting: "Only One Shot". 20" x 26", oil on canvas. This evocative painting shows a hunter in a birchbark Ojibwe longnose hunting canoe, raising his Model 1899 Savage rifle for a shot at a leaping buck at water's edge. The vivid colors and soft lines are typical of Foster's work. The back is marked in pencil, "National Sportsman", a sporting magazine. Signed in the lower left corner "William Harnden Foster" and dated "1925". Some craquelure, minor paint loss, stretcher embossing, and two very small canvas tears, else fine.
Born in Andover, Massachusetts on July 22, 1886, Foster showed an early talent for art. He studied art at the Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston and at Howard Pyle Art Colony in Delaware. Pyle suggested Foster write a few words to go along with paintings he was submitting to Scribner's Magazine for publication. His paintings were accepted by Scribner's and Foster was commissioned to cover the building of the Panama Canal for the magazine. He went on to paint for numerous national magazines.
In addition to his full career as a writer and painter, William Foster was also an avid sportsman. He, and several hunting companions, developed a means to practice shooting fast moving objects which came to be called "Skeet." Foster wrote and illustrated a book based on his experiences with wing shooting, grouse, and dogs in book called New England Grouse Shooting. Foster died in 1941.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - without Glass, Medium (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)