1260
前往
前往

拍品詳情

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

|
紐約

Hudsonian Curlew (Whimbrel)
Thomas Gelston
(1851-1923)
having raised wing detail
polychromed cedar decoy with oak bill and glass eyes
Height 18 in. by Length 14 in.
circa 1900
Quogue, New York
參閱狀況報告 參閱狀況報告

來源

Bud Ward, Oceanside, New York;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York.

出版

William J. Mackey, Jr., American Bird Decoys, (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1965) pp. 98-99, pl. 2;
Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture, (E.P. Dutton, New York, 1974) pl. 558, p. 301;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 46, illus. in color.

相關資料

Thomas Gelston was a sportsman who carved decoys of a number of duck and shorebird species. His elegant long-billed and Hudsonian curlews are the most sought-after pieces of his work today. The Hudsonian curlew, or whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), is the most common American curlew species, a big plump-breasted bird that was prized by nineteenth and early twentieth-century market hunters, restauranteurs, and diners. American whimbrels are long-distance migrators that breed in the Arctic and winter in South America, sometimes covering as much as 2,500 miles in a single, nonstop flight. 

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

|
紐約