Jo and Mr. Bhaer, Little Women

Jo and Mr. Bhaer, Little Women by Chris Duke

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Jo and Mr. Bhaer, Little Women
Chris Duke
Watercolor, Pen & Ink
20" x 16"

This piece shows tomboy Jo in a chance meeting with her professor Mr. Bhaer on a muddy street in the rain. A young woman of her time, Louisa May Alcott's character fears her joy might appear unmaidenly. It was fun to capture the moment when Mr. Bhaer takes Jo's bundles, holds her arm as they share his umbrella.