The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen

The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen by Chris Duke

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The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen
Chris Duke
Watercolor, Pen & Ink
20" x 16"

For Hedvik, the old hunter and gallant sportsman in Henrik Ibsen's play "The Wild Duck," I remember photographing an elderly man who used to while away sunny days on a park bench in Millbrook, NY. I did not know him but wanted to draw him. Fortunately he obliged, and did a brisk, sportsmanly walk in profile for me.

The room is adopted from a book on Irish mansions that I had for decades.