GALLERY FOUR

Langan's Hunting Rig
 

THE LAST OF A BIG GUNNING RIG

As a professional hunting guide in the late 1960's and 70's, Tom carved his own gunning rig of approximately 400 birds. The rig represents all species indigenous to the west end of Long Island Sound and it took ten years to complete. The influence of master carvers such as the Ward brothers, Shang Wheeler and Bill Bowman is apparent in the carving. It is interesting to note how Tom's painting techniques improved as the rig neared completion.

All sizes approximate

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Old Squaw

Widgeon

Broadbill

Buffleheads

Mallards

Blue Wing Teal

Mergansers

Blue Wing Teal

Canvasbacks

Cormorants

Standing Brant

American Brant

Green Wing Teal

Green Wing Teal

Herring Gulls

Black Back Gulls

Herring Gulls ("stick-ups")

Pair Laughing Gulls with Herring Gull
("stick-ups")

Black Ducks

Canada Geese

Scoters

Scoters

Scoters

 



 
THOMAS LANGAN
american folk art
 
1216 Hunters Ridge Road
Canton, NC 28716

Telephone: (516) 314-2821
 
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