Low-Head Redhead Nathaniel "Nate" Quillen (1839-1908) Rockwood, MI, c. 1885 13 in. long
The thin bottom board is branded "G.A.S." and "T.E.R." Old working paint with gunning wear, mostly taken down, and working tail chip repair.
Provenance: Gus A. Schwartz Rig Phyllis Ellison Collection Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Paul A. Johnsgard, "The Bird Decoy: An American Art Form," Lincoln, NE, 1976, p. 102, exact decoy illustrated Ronald Swanson, “The Decoy as Folk Sculpture,” Cranbrook Academy of Art Exhibition Catalog, January 1987, p. 36, fig. 54 (center bird), exact decoy illustrated.
Exhibited: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, “The Decoy as Folk Sculpture,” Cranbrook Academy of Art, January 27-February 22, 1987.
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