The Traveling Painter, also known as the Distlefink Man, is or was an anthropomorphic duck.


A traveling painter, this male duck was hired by Grandpa and Grandma Duck to paint their barn in 1873. As Grandma was expecting a baby, the Painter decided to gift the Duck household with good luck by painting a hex sign called the Triple Distlefink on their barn, granting the newborn triple luck. The baby, Daphne Duck, was indeed born extremely lucky, a luck she passed on to her own son Gladstone Gander.

Behind the scenesEdit

The mysterious Traveling Painter only ever appeared in Don Rosa's 1998 story The Sign of the Triple Distlefink.

As Hex Signs are primarily a dutch tradition, the Traveling Painter might have had Dutch origins.

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