Enjoying the Ice near a Town, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620

Enjoying the Ice near a Town, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620

oil paint (paint), h 47cm × w 89cm. More details

A beggar tries to scrounge a bit of money, and another man has cut a hole in the ice in the hope of catching fish. The needy have to toil to make a living; those who are better off amuse themselves on the ice: and the richest of all – in the right foreground – look on. A few well-to-do ladies wear velvet masks to protect the delicate skin around their eyes from the cold.

On display in room 2.6 Hendrick Avercamp Landscapes

Collections with this work

Hendrick Avercamp

Rijksmuseum

winter

Monique de Bruijn

February 15 2017 - 16 works 20 1

My Rijks Studio

Emily van Wingen

2 days ago - 68 works 66 3

Make your own creations with this work