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  • 89.3.16
1290Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male, approximately life size, sitting on twig, head slightly cocked and turned left ; no visible legs, cut metal talons ; glass eyes. Signed in felt tip pen "by W. H. Gilley" and dated 1976 on underside of base; also faintly signed on top lower right of base
  • 89.3.15
1299Canada Goose
  • Carving, Decoy, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult in swimming position, head erect on slightly bent neck facing straight forward; glass eyes ; signed "Gilley 72" on underside where felt is cut away
  • 89.3.14
1467Red-winged Blackbird
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male perched on branching twig on carved pine base ; wire legs and metal feet with talons grasping the branch ; glass eyes. Entire body covered with fine incised lines, deeper where suggesting primaries and tail feathers. Underside of base marked "Red-winged blackbird by W. H. Gilley 1977".
  • 89.3.13
1322Evening Grosbeak, Male
  • Carving, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male on gnarled driftwood root; glass eyes, wire legs and cut metal feet. Signed "Gilley '78" on oblong pine base ; underside of base marked "Evening Grosbeak #33"
  • 89.3.11
1304Baldpate, Male
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Now known as American Wigeon ; marked "Baldpate '74, #28" on underside of base ; humped "clamshell" base is a driftwood burl ; wire legs and metal feet with tiny talons; signed "Gilley" on left front of base
  • 89.3.7
1465Hermit Thrush
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Glass eyes ; wire and metal feet and legs ; feet are atop a "stump" of a small branch mounted in turn on a carved pine base. Underside of base marked "Hermit Thrush by Wendell Gilley 1977.
  • 89.3.5
1298Canvasback
  • Carving, Decoy, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Canvasback drake in swimming position, adult plumage, scant carved detail ; completely withdrawn head, turned slightly to the right. Signed "by W. H. Gilley 1971"
  • 88.4.1
1500Canvasback, Male
  • Carving, Decoy
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Decorative decoy depicting an adult canvasback drake. Signed W.H. Gilley, dated 1974. Inscribed "Made for Robert Kurtz"
  • 81.7.1
1469Belted Kingfishers, Pair
  • Carving, Pair
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Belted Kingfishers by Wendell Gilley 1977. Also stamped "W.H. Gilley"
  • 81.1.174
1310Greater Roadrunner
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult, standing on mesquite base, tail erect ; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned, and painted detail ; carved circa 1977, painted and completed winter, 1981. Signed "Gilley" with artist's branding iron on flat side of base. Companion piece 81.1.175.
  • 81.1.175
1311Greater Roadrunner
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Life-size adult "running" on mesquite base ; glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail ; carved circa 1977, painted and completed winter 1981. Unsigned. Companion piece 81.1.174.
1004Wendell Holmes Gilley at Work on a Goose
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley painting a Canada Goose. Reverse side marked: "W SW '75"
1236Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog
  • Publication, Catalog
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Catalog of an exhibition of Wendell Gilley's bird carvings held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977
  • 20.01.139
1473Great Hornbill
  • Carving, 1/5 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved at the request of Addie Gilley, who was inspired by an illustration in a book about birds of the world. Signed "Gilley" on bottom of driftwood branch. Underside of base marked "Native of India, Sumatra, Indo China".
  • 20.01.136
1470Pileated Woodpecker
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "Made especially for Francis W. Rawle" and signed "by W.H. Gilley".
  • 20.01.134
1468Atlantic Puffin
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked: "Puffin by W. H. Gilley " ; signature "Gilley" burned into bottom of base
  • 20.01.130
1464House Wren
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Underside of base marked "House Wren 1978, #34" and stamped "Wendell H. Gilley".
  • 20.01.127
1460Snowy Owl, Male
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Owl looking over left shoulder, glass eyes, wire toes. Signed "Gilley" on rear of driftwood base. Underside of base stamped Wendell H. Gilley.
  • 20.01.125
1458Brown pelican
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley '75" on front of base. Underside of base marked: "Hilda and Hulda Bragdon, 1975" and signed "by Wendell Gilley"
  • 20.01.124
1448Semipalmated Plover
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed, dated and marked "Semipalmated Plover (Lifesize) by W.H. Gilley, 1975" on underside of base.
  • 20.01.108
1358Woodcock
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Inscribed "Made for Byron and Maureen Cheever" on underside of base ; signed "Gilley '72" on top of base. Donated to the Museum by the Cheevers in 1985.
1439Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Fred Clark, November 6, 1978
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Letter to the President of Warren Tool Co., Fred Clark, containing Wendell Gilley's pencil illustrations of carving knives and blades
1438Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Fred Clark, December 2, 1979
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
Description:
Letter to the President of Warren Tool Co., Fred Clark, discussing carving knives and blades
1437Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Fred Clark, November 17, 1978
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Letter to the President of Warren Tool Co., Fred Clark, concerning wood carving tools and ways of holding tools on a work bench. Also mentioned is a grouse carving loaned to Harry Meech, one of the founders of the National Carvers Museum.
1413Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley, 1976
  • Document, Correspondence, Greeting Card
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Christmas card featuring a carved barn owl on a piece of driftwood. Signed "Addie & Wendell Gilley." Marked "Xmas 1976" on reverse side of card