Lot 1155
Sam Barnes, Bluebill Drake
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Samuel Barnes (1857-1926), Havre de Grace, Maryland. Sam Barnes was a fisherman, guide, and market hunter who produced decoys for his own hunting needs. This appears to be an early example of his work. It has fore and aft rigging intact. All of his decoys exhibit wing and feather patterns.

Length 14-1/4 in.

Combination of original paint and second coat of working paint evident.