Black-Bellied Plover in Breeding Plumage
Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890
9 1/2 in. long
A breeding plover with pronounced cheek carving. Original paint with light gunning wear and discoloration to knot in neck.
Provenance: Richard and Lynn Gove Collection
Literature: Robert Shaw, "Call to the Sky: The Decoy Collection of James M. McCleery, M.D.," Houston, TX, 1992, p. 59, similar example illustrated.
James R. Doherty, "Classic New Jersey Decoys," Louisville, KY, 2011, p. 67, similar decoys illustrated.
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