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.
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.