Little is known about Douglas who painted in both oil and watercolors. He lived in Barnes, London and exhibited ten pictures at the Royal Academy between 1880 and 1892, all of which were hunting scenes. He also painted portraits of horses, dogs and group portraits, such as Lord Portman's Hounds: The East Dorset which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1890. He often produced pictures in sets of four and occasionally worked in miniature. William Secord notes of his style, 'His works exhibit a detailed and delicate finish.' (W. Secord, Dog Painting, Woodbridge, 1992, p. 344).