Skaters Hendrick Avercamp, 1608

Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp

Due to its high position, the painting is a sample of human , Skaters and animal activities during a severe winter.


Skaters Hendrick Avercamp/

oil on panel, h 77,3cm × b 131,9cm

Hundreds of people can be found on the ice; most for entertainment, others are at work out of bitterness. Avercamp does not shy away from the gruesome detail: on the left in the foreground, crows and a dog feed on the carcass of a horse frozen to death.

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