Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy. Joel D. Barber.

Fine 1928 Original Duck Decoy Watercolor by Joel Barber

Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy.

New York: [The Derrydale Press], 1928.

Watercolor, signed "Joel D. Barber / New York 1928" (lower right). 1 vols. 11-1/2 x 18-3/4 in., framed to 16 x 22-1/2 in. overall. Fine 1928 Original Duck Decoy Watercolor by Joel Barber. Fine condition. Siegel 85. Provenance: From the private collection of Eugene V. Connett III. Literature: Barber's Wild Fowl Decoys, plate 60. Item #214599

A fine, large rendering, very much reduced in the Derrydale Press and Winward House editions of Barber's classic book. It shows "a Stevens Widgeon … In this decoy the painting is original and still shows the work of a 'graining comb' on the back." The watercolor execution is meticulous.

Inscribed verso: “Amer. Widgeon (Baldpate) / No detailed history - just used in Currituck Sound (North Carolina) / the Currituck Club. / Reproduced through the Courtesy of H.F. Stone Esq. of New York, 1928. / Note-- Undoubtedly a machine made decoy of the Eighties - a product of some early northern factory (possibly a Stevens - Weedsport) / Joel.”

A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE DERRYDALE DUCK RENDERING.

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