Black-Bellied Plover in Breeding Plumage Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890 10 in. long
A black-bellied plover in breeding plumage. Original paint with crazing on end grain and check down underside.
Provenance: Private Collection, Midwest
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
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