83: Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960)
Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960)
Over the Wheat
Signed "Lynn Bogue Hunt" lower left
Oil on canvas, 16 by 22 inches
This stunning oil served as the frontispiece in the original edition of Van Campen Heilner’s renowned “Book on Duck Shooting” (fig.1), and was used as the dust jacket image on the later editions. The book is one of the most famous pieces ever written on duck shooting, and Heilner is one of the most authoritative sources on the subject. This painting, with wheat fields stretching back as far as the eye can see, conjures up images of America's heartland. Hunt’s familiarity with waterfowl is apparent in the deftly painted mallards, which he has depicted in a variety of postures. The fine brush work, soft coloring, and detailed composition make this one of the artist’s finest waterfowl paintings.
Provenance: Frank Mattingly Collection
Literature: Van Campen Heilner, "A Book on Duck Shooting," Philadelphia, PA, 1939, frontispiece, illustrated.