White-Winged Scoter Augustus "Gus" Aaron Wilson (1864-1950) Monhegan Island, ME, c. 1890 18 in. long
Carved in Wilson's earliest and best Monhegan Island style. This retired gunning decoy exhibits raised-wing carving and an inletted head by Maine's master carver. Incised "RJ" on underside. In repaint with heavy gunning wear, chips and touch-up to tail, and age lines.
Provenance: Private Collection, Midwest
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