Albert Eiderfelt: Grandmother Grandma

Treasures from the National Gallery of Duckburg. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Treasures from the National Gallery of Duckburg. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Albert Eiderfelt, Duckburgian
Grandmother Grandma
National Gallery of Duckburg

Grandmother Grandma garnered praise in Goosetown Salon’s annual exhibition and became Albert Eiderfelt’s international breakthrough. The painting captures a fleeting moment in Donald Duck’s childhood on Grandma Duck’s farm. Grandma’s gentle face expresses the hopes and dreams any parent holds for their offspring’s future. The solemn, almost formal composition is strikingly juxtaposed with a stray cow. The work is often seen as one of the most touching depictions of grandmotherly love ever painted.