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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
  • 89.3.1
1274Herring Gulls
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Miniatures
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
L-shaped driftwood branch serves as base for three gulls, positioned (left to right) taking off, raising wings, standing erect ; birds show totally different bill carvings, and the similar but minutely different paint indicates a transitional period (1940's?); unsigned
  • 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"
  • 89.3.12
1233Pintail Drake
  • Carving, 1/4 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male, body held horizontal and low with tail fanned and pin arched upward ; head fully outstretched, twisted upward and to the right ; wire legs and metal webbed feet ; glass eyes ; signed "Gilley '61" on right rear side of base
  • 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
  • 89.3.10
1474Northern Cardinal, Male
  • Carving, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male perched facing downward on driftwood branch attached to carved oblong base. Glass eyes ; wire and metal legs and feet. Oval pine base gouged and stained ; underside of base covered in felt. No visible signature or date
  • 89.3.9
1466Blue Jay with Acorn
  • Carving, 3/4 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Blue jay with real acorn in its beak perched on driftwood branch on oval base ; wire and metal legs and feet ; glass eyes ; signed "Gilley" on front of base ; no date
  • 89.3.6
1305Bluebird, Pair
  • Carving, Multiple Birds, Miniatures
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male and female mounted on pine and twig base, the lower bird (female) in downward crouching position, the male perched on lower fork of twig ; wire legs and metal feet, glass eyes ; signed "Gilley" on carved 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.
  • 89.3.8
1502Bufflehead, Drake
  • Carving, 1/3 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Male bufflehead in adult plumage, swimming position ; head withdrawn and turned slightly to the left ; glass eyes, matte black, white, greys with minimal body detail ; blending of red/orange on head behind white wedge. Underside signed in pyrographic scratching "W.H.G." "Gilley" branded in script. Also written in felt-tip pen " '82 Buffle-Head".
  • 89.3.4
1501Roadrunner
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Adult male roadrunner in a typical "striding" position, head outstretched with slightly dropped wings. Minimal carved detail, more developed painted detail. Glass eyes, wire legs, metal feet. Mounted on oval pine base, gouge-carved and painted. Marked on underside of base in ballpoint pen: "Road Runner"; signed "Gilley" on lower edge of top of base. No date
  • 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"
  • 89.3.2
1288Herring Gull on Red Buoy
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Gull in adult plumage, head erect and straight ahead, wing tips balanced high over tail, feet braced on a navigational buoy called a red nun. Glass eyes, wire legs and metal feet. Buoy painted with white Arabic numeral "4". Carved oval pine base, gouge-carved and painted to resemble sea water. No date visible.
  • 89.3.3
1283Mourning Dove
  • Carving, 1/2 Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Resting bird, head slightly tucked, bill downwards, tail swept up and wing tips cropped; minimal carved detail, incised wings ; glass eyes, metal legs and feet with talons clutching downward on driftwood burl base. Signed "Gilley" on top of base, lower left; no date on piece but approximately 1948.
  • 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"
  • 89.4.2
1334Herring Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Herring gull in adult plumage, standing at ease on wire legs, feet painted onto the base. Signed "by W. H. Gilley" on underside of base
  • 89.4.1
1294Herring Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Herring gull in adult plumage, taking off from a smooth burl driftwood base ; carved with minimum of detail; outside wing edges notched to suggest feathers; painted eyes, bill, legs and feet. W.H.G. marked on underside of base ; no date on piece but probably from the 1940s
  • 93.1.1
1285Pine Grosbeak, Female
  • Carving, Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on driftwood base below bird's left wing. Gilley's stamp on bottom of base
  • 84.2.1
1499Duck Scene Plaque
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Carved and painted scene of a mallard duck landing on water
  • 84.1.1
1314Wood Duck, Pair
  • Carving
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on right side of base ; no date
  • 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"
  • 81.6.1
1243Black-backed Gull
  • Carving, Miniature
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Signed "Gilley" on base. No date
  • 81.3.1
1275Chickadee, Black-capped, Pair
  • Carving, Pair, Almost Life-size
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Two chickadees, near life size, on driftwood, both with glass eyes, metal legs and feet, carved and painted detail ; both upright, left chickadee has head down. Signed, dated on rear of base "Gilley '58".