Not a great image but one I haven't seen before.
Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960)
Striped Bass Fishing
signed "Lynn Bogue Hunt" lower left
oil on canvas, 22 by 16 in.
Author Jim Casada notes, Lynn Bogue Hunt’s “devotion to hunting and fishing meant that the settings and situations he painted were credible, and unlike the case with some wildlife artists, one almost never encounters a scene painted by Hunt which seems contrived or artificial. Not only did he know his animals, but he understood the wider ramifications of sport as well…Hunt was, in short, an all-around sportsman. No matter what the press of work, he always found time to fish or be afield. He did this partly from a sense of pure pleasure, but he also maintained that sporting activity kept his paintings and illustrations fresh and his artist’s eye true.”
Hunt depicted striped bass fishing regularly over the course of his career, and drew particular note for a 1936 depiction of Otto Scheer’s famous boat, the precursor of the Boston Whaler. That piece, a "Field & Stream" cover, depicted striped bass fishing at Montauk Point and was accompanied by a story about striper fishing by Hunt. As an active sportsman, Hunt accurately portrays the details and spirit of his different pursuits, such as striped bass and muskellunge fishing.
Provenance: Private Collection, Tennessee
Literature: Jim Casada, "An Artist's Game Bag: Lynn Bogue Hunt," Camden, SC, 1993, introduction.
Nick Karas, "The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing," New York, 2016.