I gave her a lesson but the customary pepper, as you would say, was somehow lacking.
Date: 1915
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 23 3/8 × 29 1/4 in. (59.4 × 74.3 cm) frame: 31 1/2 x 37 3/8 in. (80 x 94.9 cm)
Illustration Citation: "In Pursuit of Hicks," by George Pattullo, in The Saturday Evening Post, November 6, 1915.
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 1985
Object Number: 1985-16
About: At one point in his career, when William H. D. Koerner still had to take all assignments to make a living, he lamented having to illustrate "pink tea stories," the fiction aimed at female readers. This scene is from such a romantic tale. A French-Canadian who has finally found work out West agrees to give French lessons to his boss's wife. Koerner captures a moment when--as the lady looks fetchingly at him--the man fears that her husband is approaching.
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