Hendrick Avercamp: Winter Landscape with Skaters (1608)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

A painting by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634). Hendrick Avercamp painted almost exclusively winter landscapes like this. A scene in an unknown place somewhere in the Netherlands with a river which is frozen. All kind of people are enjoining themselves on the ice: ice skating, people who are playing kolf (a form of golf), hikers etc. Painting from 1608