Black Duck Decoy

  • John W. McLoughlin, Jr., Black Duck Decoy, ca. 1930s, carved and painted pine with lead and glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.49

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John W. McLoughlin roughed out his decoys using a drawknife, then smoothed the surface with a razor. He made Black Duck Decoy from two pieces of hollow sugar pine, material that allows the piece to float on the water. (Gene and Linda Kangas, Decoys: A North American Survey, 1983)

Title
Black Duck Decoy
Artist
Date
ca. 1930s
On View
Dimensions
6 5/8 x 16 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (16.9 x 41.6 x 17.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted pine with lead and glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – duck
Object Number
1986.65.49
Palette
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