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Aleutian Canada Geese (rig of three geese)

1999 Delwyn Herbert Born: Coaldale, Pennsylvania 1942 tupelo and acrylic paint A: 11 1/8 x 16 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (28.2 x 42.3 x 21.2 cm) B: 10 1/8 x 16 x 8 1/4 in. (25.7 x 40.6 x 21.0 cm) C: 9 1/2 x 16 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (24.1 x 41.7 x 21.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Del and Judy Herbert 1999.61A-C Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"Creating something that everyone can see, feel and appreciate is especially rewarding for me." Del Herbert, California Open, 1994

Luce Center Label

A successful decoy must be able to right itself when thrown upside down in water, as other animals would immediately be suspicious of a bird floating on its side. These decoys of Aleutian Canada geese are carved from buoyant tupelo wood, and their straight sides and flat bottoms help them to balance in rough waters.


Animal - bird - goose

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

paint - acrylic


About Delwyn Herbert

Born: Coaldale, Pennsylvania 1942