Two Old Men beside a Sled Bearing the Coats of Arms of Amsterdam and Utrecht

A work made of opaque and translucent watercolors with pen and brown ink over graphite on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of opaque and translucent watercolors with pen and brown ink over graphite on cream laid paper.

Date:

1620/33

Artist:

Hendric Avercamp
Netherlandish, 1585-c.1633

About this artwork

Hendrick Avercamp was a deaf-mute with keen powers of observation and a warm snse of humor. This scene, possibly depicting the post sleigh between Utrecht and Amsterdam, is one of his best drawings. It is characteristic of the Dutch genre of pleasures on the ice, which originated during the severe cold weather that occurred in the Netherlands in the early 17th century.

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Artist

Hendric Avercamp

Title

Two Old Men beside a Sled Bearing the Coats of Arms of Amsterdam and Utrecht

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1620–1633

Medium

Opaque and translucent watercolors with pen and brown ink over graphite on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

various verso

Dimensions

183 x 300 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1965.30

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