The "Group of Ducks" by Max Esser from the early 20th century shows a drake watching over the duck squatting on the floor with a confidently swollen chest. The male attentively stretches its head, ready to defend its female. Meanwhile, well protected, she observes from a safe position what is going on behind his back. The tension between the generously curved surfaces of head, chest and wings, which describe the moment of movement, and the realistic details of eyes, feathers and feet is characteristic of Esser. The brightly coloured and at the same time finely tuned painting emphasizes the peculiar dynamics of the duck pair in an ingenious way. Limited to 15 pieces.