Hollow Canada Goose
The Ward Brothers
Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976)
Crisfield, MD, 1942
24 1/2 in. long
Hollow decoys by the Wards are rare. According to Lem they were "too much time and not enough money." In their book on the Wards, Gard and McGrath discuss this exact decoy: "there is nice carving on the head and the paint is beautiful in its detail and patina."
Faint "L.T. WARD - BRO Lem - Steve -1942-" and Richardson Collection stamp on the underside. Original paint with gunning wear, repair to neck crack, and working paint on head and tail.
Provenance: Green's Island Club Rig
Robert Richardson Collection
Grant Nelson Collection
Literature: Ronald J. Gard and Brian J. McGrath, "The Ward Brothers' Decoys: A Collector's Guide," Plano, TX, 1989, pl. 102, exact decoy illustrated.
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