Bluebill Hen Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949) Chincoteague, VA, c. 1920 14 1/2 in. long
A very plump bluebill hen with a paddle tail and the Mackey Collection ink stamp on the underside. Original paint with gunning wear.
Provenance: William J. Mackey, Jr. Collection K. Barry and Janet Sharpless Collection, acquired from the auction of the above, 1974
Literature: Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc., "Very Rare and Important American Bird Decoys from the Collection of the late William J. Mackey, Jr. of Belford, New Jersey," Boston, MA, Session IV, 1973, lot 240, exact decoy illustrated.
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