51: Bluebill Drake
Ira D. Hudson (1873-1949)
Chincoteague, VA, c. 1920
An example of Hudson's fat-bodied football-style decoy with tack eyes and a fluted paddle tail.
Original paint with gunning wear, minor flaking at neck seam and tail, and two age cracks along the bottom. Tip of bill may be reset.
Don Stilwell Collection