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A place full of action - Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in the park of Finspångs Manor House (Finspångs Slott), Wildlife art by Akvile Lawrence

"A place full of action - Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in the park of Finspångs Manor House (Finspångs Slott)" by Wildlife Artist Akvile Lawrence

Finspång Manor House (Finspångs Slott ), a grand house commissioned by the industrialist Louis De Geer in 1668 is the subject of the second wildlife painting in the series Swedish castles and manor houses. The property has a close connection with industrial development in Sweden, since it was owned by the famous industrialist De Geer family from 1641 through the 18th and 19th centuries. These days it is owned by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB. The house is pictured in modern times, just as the ice is breaking up in the spring. The day is grey and rather indifferent, however the action in the park at Finspång Manor House and the energetic chitchats of the ducks make it very lively indeed... The action seems to penetrate everywhere despite the grayish day, since the park on the day we were there, was full of happy passersby: joggers, parents with toddlers, couples walking dogs and perhaps several businesspersons making important business deals inside the manor house although un witnessed by the passersby like us. And here is the result of all that action, some of them: a happy father perambulating with a toddler and playing with a yellow Labrador as well as a jogger managed to get into my wildlife painting – how could they not? They were such an important part of the overall atmosphere surrounding Finspång Manor house. The experience made me wonder - is it something in the air or the surrounds of the Manor house that creates the energy and inspires action not only the human beings but also the wildlife? Whatever the case, it is always pleasant to visit.

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34 cm by 28 cm
Price: 495 SEK

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