Old Squaw Drake by Ralph Laurie
Old Squaw Drake by Ralph Laurie (1883–1964; Hingham, MA)
This little bird exhibits great folk art form and is an early example for Laurie (prior to his ink stamp). The surface is extremely dry and has a deep, dark, and rich patina. In a strange way, the flaking on the bird actually seems to add to its character and appeal, and touts its age.
All original paint and surface. Hand signed on bottom.
Fresh from an old-time MA collection that was collected and upgraded over 50+ years.
Measures 2.5" tall.