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    Artist Name:

    Barent Avercamp

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Dutch, 1612 – 1679


    Games on the Ice




    Oil on panel


    10 3/4 x 17 7/16 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Rolf R. Roland

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
    Barent Avercamp was a pupil of his uncle Hendrick (1585–ca.1663) and adopted his characteristic subject matter of small, lively genre scenes set in and around Kampen, The Netherlands. Hendrick Avercamp was one of several early-seventeenth-century painters who, inspired by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, painted scenes of winter activities and games. These paintings include details like the ones seen here: bearded burghers looking on disapprovingly, a well dressed woman in her horse drawn sleigh, and younger men playing kolf, a golf-like game played on ice.

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