Redhead Drake John Dawson (1889-1959) Trenton, NJ, c. 1930 16 1/4 in. long
A rare John Dawson redhead exhibiting his distinct form and celebrated paint. This pristine decoy was from his personal rig and bears his stamped "JD," but appears to have seen no use. Original paint with minimal wear from handling.
Provenance: Private Collection, acquired from the Dawson family
Literature: Harrison Huster and Doug Knight, "Floating Sculpture: The Decoys of the Delaware River," Spanish Fork, UT, 1982, pp. 44-46, rigmate illustrated.
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