Skaters on a frozen river could glide to €12k


2015-06-26 11:52:27


Skaters on a frozen river could glide to 12k

A classic Hendrick Avercamp landscape is among a sale of Old Masters auctioning in Paris

ARTCURIAL's sale of Old Master 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Prints will take place in Paris on February 19.

Among the masterpieces for sale will be a portrait of skaters of a frozen river by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp (baptised 1585, buried 1634).

Depictions of figures skating on frozen lakes were a recurring theme inAvercamp's works.

Skaters on iceare a common theme in Avercamp's paintings

Historically,he is remembered as one of the first landscape painters of the 17th century Dutch school, specialising in landscapes of the Netherlands in winter.

This painting, a fine example ofAvercamp's colourful and lively style, carries an estimate of 10,000-12,000.

The sale will be held at Hotel Drouot #7, in Paris.


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