The du Pont Crowell Blue Jay
A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952)
East Harwich, MA, c. 1912
8 1/2 in. tall
An exceptional early and rare blue jay carving with a crisp oval brand on the underside. This example displays accurate bill detail, a sharp crest, and carved feather treatment on its long tail. This brilliant bird's plumage is well represented with bright blue feathering with wet-on-wet blending.
This lot hails from the same du Pont family collection as the Crowell woodcock and mallard in this sale.
Excellent original paint with light wear, some typical putty loss and restoration to legs and toes.
Provenance: Eugène E. du Pont Collection, acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, by descent from the above
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