Bluebill Hen Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949) Chincoteague, VA, c. 1930 14 in. long
A classic gunning bird with a full two-piece body, scratch paint, and a particularly fine head in a swimming posture. The underside has the Hawthorne Collection ink stamp. In original paint with gunning wear and an age line in base of neck.
Provenance: Davison B. Hawthorne Collection
Literature: Henry H. Stansbury, "Ira D. Hudson and Family," Lewes, DE, 2002, pp. 68-70, related examples illustrated.
Exhibited: Salisbury, Maryland, The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art.
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