Blue Heron Decoy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1907

GUSN

GUSN-2675

Description

Blue heron "confidence" decoy assembled in five parts on a homemade rough hewn base. It has a small head and it is all painted grey, except for the base; small white circle is near the tail section.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Label

In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: This whimsical decoy stands in the front hall of Cogswell's Grant, where it looks more like an example of modern art than a hunting tool. Made of five geometric wooden pieces-which can be quickly taken apart for carrying-it nevertheless manages to look almost lifelike.

Inscription

Written in pencil on the bottom is: George Martin's Carne,/Barncgat (June)? 1907. [This inscription is no longer visible]

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

54 x 19 x 7 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.900

Places

New Jersey (United States)
Barnegat (Ocean county, New Jersey)