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Barber, Joel D.
Male Widgeon Decoy: watercolor of a Stevens Factory decoy
[The Derrydale Press], New York. 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. A fine, large rendering, very much reduced in the Derrydale Press and Windward 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. Siegel 85. Provenance: From the private collection of Eugene V. Connett III. Literature: Barber's Wild Fowl Decoys, plate 60 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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