Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1608

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1608

oil on panel, h 77.3cm × w 131.9cm. More details

The high vantage point of this painting turns it into a sampler of human – and animal – activity during a harsh winter. Hundreds of people are out on the ice, most of them for pleasure, others working out of dire necessity. Avercamp did not shy away from grim details: in the left foreground crows and a dog feast on the carcass of a horse that has frozen to death.

On display in room 2.6 Landscapes Daily life Hendrick Avercamp Beggars

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