Bluebill Drake - Ira Hudson - Chincoteague Island, VA

Outstanding and absolutely original circa 1940 Bluebill Drake by Ira Hudson, Chincoteague Island, VA (1873-1949). This fat bodied, "football style" bird is in strong original paint that is very dry and shows some shrinkage and flaking. Neck crack is unrepaired and is tight. No bottom cracks. Decoy retains its original weight and line tie. Tag on bottom of decoy identifies the bird as having been in the Ward Museum collection and was donated in 1993 from the collection of U.S. Senator John Williams (R-Delaware). With its high head crown and great scratch paint on the birds back, this would make an excellent addition to any Virginia collection.

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