Pintail Drake George Warin (1830-1905) Toronto Island, Ontario, Canada, c. 1890 17 in. long
A rare and hollow pintail drake by one of Canada's greatest makers. George Warin used his exceptional boatbuilding skills to carve decoys which set a regional standard. Original paint with heavy gunning wear, repairs to neck and tail tip, touch-up to white, and a replaced bottomboard.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald Swanson, “The Decoy as Folk Sculpture,” Cranbrook Academy of Art Exhibition Catalog, January 1987, p. 36, fig. 55 (bird on right), 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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