Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-11389

Description

In the form of a lifesize Canadian goose, with a smooth oblong body with a squared off tail. It also has a gently curving "S" shaped neck, and an incised bill that dips at the end. Painted in realistic coloration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

decoys
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
decoys
Wood
Carved
Painted
Decoy

Inscription

Branded twice on the bottom is: J.A. Whitney . On adhesive tape on the bottom is: J.H. Whitney/Falmouth, Foreside, MN. On a paper jelly label on the bottom is: One of a pair..? 5+ .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Whitney, J. H., Mr., 1870-1950 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Falmouth,Foreside,Portlnd, ME, USA

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 30 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1715

Places

Maine (United States)