Anser Watervale, Duckburgian
National Gallery of Duckburg
Anser Watervale is widely regarded as Duckburg’s most celebrated sculptor. Several public buildings and bridges are crowned with his works. It is even rumoured that the monumental statue of Cornelius Coot originated in his studio – a claim Watervale himself vehemently denies. The archaically minimalistic Bathing Duck is a prime example of Watervale’s early output. Several versions of Bathing Duck exist, of which this is the largest. It is an exploration of a familiar conundrum: Why does a duck cover his nether regions only when emerging from a bath?