Blue Heron decoy

1890–1920


Object Place: Probably New Jersey

Dimensions

69.85 x 63.5 x 22.86 cm (27 1/2 x 25 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

58.926a-b

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

On View

Joyce and Edward Linde Gallery (Gallery 237)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Stick-up decoy in the form of a heron, neck bent downwards. Stand (probably modern) consists of two pieces of driftwood attached to a stained wooden board.

Provenance

Mid-20th century, found near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, by Edith Gregor Halpert of the Downtown Gallery (New York); from the Downtown Gallery to Maxim Karolik; 1958, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik