Limited Edition "Unfinished Study" Print
This unfinished study was discovered in 2012 by filmmaker Samuel Koltinsky as he conducted research for the award-winning documentary America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. "Ding" Darling.
Part of a private collection stored and protected for decades, this study is one of the finest representations of Darling’s pioneering studies of ducks in flight, and has appeared in America’s Darling and in its accompanying exhibit, The Hidden Works of Jay N "Ding" Darling.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Federal Duck Stamp Program in 2014, we offer this study in a limited edition of 300 numbered prints, each authenticated by Mr. Koltinsky’s signature. The price of $299 includes the 11x14.6 inch giclée print with the certificate of authenticity.
Editorial cartoonist, artist, and conservation pioneer Jay N. "Ding" Darling was pivotal in the establishment of the Federal Duck Stamp Program. In 1934, during Darling’s 18-month tenure as Chief of the U.S. Biological Survey, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the program into law. Since that date revenue from the sales of the stamp (required for hunters and collectible for others) have purchased or leased over six million acres of wetlands habitat.
Item Number NWF2530