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Hooded Merganser Decoy, Samuel R. Hutchings (1894-1995)

Hooded Merganser Decoy, Samuel R. Hutchings (1894-1995)

Item Description:

Samuel R. Hutchings (1894-1995)
Jones Falls, Ontario, Canada, c. 1910
11 3/4 in. long

This high-crest hoodie showcases the maker’s best workmanship and his lightning-bolt breast pattern. The underside is marked with the Roger Young collection mark.


Original and old working paint, much of which has been successfully removed, and a one-half restoration to bill.



Provenance: Henry Darling Smith Rig, acquired from the artist in 1919

Private Collection, by descent from the above

Private Collection, acquired from the above circa 1996

Literature: Gene and Linda Kangas, "Great Lakes Interpretations," Concord, OH, 2011, front cover, pp. 45, 51, 75, related examples illustrated.

Decoys Unlimited Auctions, "Spectacular Summer Decoy Auction," July 28 & 29, 2013, lot 101, exact decoy illustrated.

Linda and Gene Kangas, “A Bit Racy: The Inspired Diversity of Merganser Decoys,” Decoy Magazine, May/June 2007, p. 25, related example illustrated.

Larry Lunman, “David W. Nichol and the Decoys of the Rideau Canal Waterway,” Louisville, KY, 2003, p. 18, related example illustrated.

Condition:

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