Ruggles, a physician, was active during the period 1848 to 1865. He was an “amateur” painter, since he was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design from 1851 to 1860. He was elected to the Century Association in 1848 (and apparently resigned in 1851).
He exhibited at the National Academy and the American Art Union from 1851 to 1860. Prang lithographic firm of Boston published nine of his New Hampshire views, titled RUGGLES’ GEMS.
One of the chromolithographs was titled Mount Washington (see Ruggles’ Gems, page 153). Another painting titled White Mountains was sold at a Leonard Auction in 1863.