Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Stacy, North Carolina, unmarked.
Length 17 in.
Displayed at the Ward Museum.
Former collection of the Shelburne Museum, Vermont.
Mitchell is Carteret County's oldest known and most celebrated carver. His decoys have international acclaim. Like many gifted artists, Mitchell was somewhat eccentric and was known for having a furious temper; however, he was a perfectionist which is evident in his work.
Original paint; working repair to the neck.