THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF MR HOOPDRIVER
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 33,5 x 21,5 cm / 13.1 x 8.4 in
Signed and dated '10' lower left
Painter of figures, genre scenes, landscapes and still lifes.
Jacques Wely worked at Montfort-l’Amaury (Yvelines) from 1908 onwards. He illustrated “Âmes bretonnes” by Camille Mauclair.
Illustration on the cover of: “L’étrange aventure de Mr Hoopdriver” de H.G. Wellls, published by Editions Pierre Lafitte. (Original title: “The Wheels of Chance”)
Born around 1873 - 1919
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 14, p. 779.