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Artist Name:

Barent Avercamp

Nationality & Life Dates:

Dutch, 1612 – 1679

Title:

Games on the Ice

Date:

1654

Medium:

Oil on panel

Dimensions:

10 3/4 x 17 7/16 inches

Credit Line:

Gift of Rolf R. Roland

Accession Number:

61.8

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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