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WILLIAM BOWMAN, LAWRENCE, LONG ISLAND, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY.

Lot 361: A CARVED AND PAINTED GREATER YELLOWLEGS

Christie's

January 18, 2007
New York, NY, US

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Description

William Bowman, Lawrence, Long Island, Last quarter 19th century.
Original paint with a dry patinated surface; minor roughness at wing tips. Structurally retaining its original bill. Hit by shot on one side.
14 1/4 in. high, 11 in. long

Artist or Maker

WILLIAM BOWMAN, LAWRENCE, LONG ISLAND, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY.

Notes

This decoy exhibits carved wings and separated primaries, black glass eyes, all of which are characteristic of Bowman's work. For a related example, see the chapter on Massachusetts by Jackson Parker, in Joe Engers, ed. The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys (San Diego, 1990), pp. 56 and 59.

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