Hendrick Avercamp – Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters (c. 1608)

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters was painted in 1608, when the Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp (1585 – 1634)  was supposedly living in Amsterdam. There, he depicted the city life during winter, when the canals would freeze and its dwellers would use them as ice rinks, skating and playing kolf, a Dutch game very similar to…