Skip to content

Ice Scene by Hendrick Avercamp

    Ice Scene by Hendrick Avercamp

    Ice Scene by Hendrick Avercamp was created in 1610. The painting is in Mauritshuis den Haag. The size of the work is 36 x 71 cm and is made as an oil on panel.

    A frozen canal in a peasant village beneath grey skies is the setting for this wintry scene by Hendrick Avercamp, the first artist to specialize in drawing and painting the typically Dutch genre of people enjoying themselves on the ice. With great feeling for anecdotal detail he has painted numerous little figures, whose meticulously rendered clothing shows them to be from all sections of society. In the foreground our attention is drawn to a smartly dressed skater with a plumed top hat. Couples glide over the ice hand in hand, a game of kolf – a precursor of ice hockey – is in progress, a woman is doing her washing in a hole in the ice near a half-submerged rowing boat, and a man is chopping wood on the bank to the right… Read more in Mauritshuis den Haag.

    About the Artist: Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp was born in Amsterdam. He lived and worked there from 1614 until his death in 1634. he studied with the Danish-born portrait painter Pieter Isaacsz (1569–1625), and perhaps also with David Vinckboons. Avercamp is mentioned in various documents as the Kampen Mute, so it is assumed that he was deaf and dumb… Read more

    You can order this work as an art print on canvas from


    Premium Art Print Collection

    Visit Our Website