Yellowlegs Harry V. Shourds (1861-1920) Tuckerton, NJ, c. 1900 10 in. long
Decoys from this small rig are celebrated for their pristine original condition and are considered to be among the maker's finest shorebirds. This example has pronounced cheek carving. Near mint original paint with minimal wear.
Provenance: Richard and Lynn Gove Collection
Literature: James R. Doherty, "Classic New Jersey Decoys," Louisville, KY, 2011, p. 66, pl. 113, and dust jacket, similar decoy illustrated.
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