Hudsonian Curlew (Whimbrel)
having raised wing detail
polychromed cedar decoy with oak bill and glass eyes
Height 18 in. by Length 14 in.
Quogue, New York
Bud Ward, Oceanside, New York;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York.
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.