Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969)
signed "F.L. Jaques" lower right
oil on canvas, 20 3/4 by 14 3/4 in.
Florence Page Jaques comments in Francis Lee Jaques: Artist of the Wilderness World: "Jacksnipes were favorites of Lee's. (They areofficially Wilson's snipe.) As a boy he had liked their challenge--they are very difficult to shoot, for their flight is erratic. He liked to hear the 'winnowing' sound of their wings. As we would take an after-dinner drive through thecountryside, he might stop the car and say, 'Now this boggy meadow is a good place for snipe.' He would get out of the car and clap his hands together, and more often than not a snipe would fly up."
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature: Florence Page Jaques, "Francis Lee Jaques: Artist of the Wilderness World," Garden City, NY, 1973, p. 198.
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