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Bluebill Pair The Ward Brothers, Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976)

Bluebill Pair The Ward Brothers, Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976)

Item Description:

Bluebill Pair
The Ward Brothers, Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976) Crisfield, MD, c. 1940
Both decoys are signed by Lem and Steve Ward, have a conjoined "MK" brand, and Kramer Collection ink stamps on the bottom. This pair of decoys was selected by artist Paul Schertz for his painting of the Ward Brothers and their decoys. This pair is illustrated in the lower left corner of Schertz's painting, which was reproduced and sold as a print. Original paint with even gunning wear, drake has remnants of working paint on head, bill, and breast.
PROVENANCE: Dr. Morton D. Kramer Collection
Private Collection, Maryland
LITERATURE: Ronald J. Gard and Brian J. McGrath, "The Ward Brothers' Decoys: A Collector's Guide," Plano, TX, 1989, p. 46, plate 38, similar decoys illustrated. Paul W. Schertz, Ward Brothers print, 1978, exact decoys illustrated.

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Bluebill Pair The Ward Brothers, Lemuel T. (1896-1983) and Stephen (1895-1976)

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