Black-Bellied Plover in Eclipse Plumage
Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920)
Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1890
10 in. long
A black-bellied plover in difficult-to-find plumage by the Jersey Coast's preeminent carver. Original paint with gunning wear including discoloration along bottom edge.
Provenance: Richard and Lynn Gove Collection
Literature: James R. Doherty, "Classic New Jersey Decoys," Louisville, KY, 2011, p. 67, similar decoys illustrated.
Exhibited: Salisbury, Maryland, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.
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