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Christie's Old Masters
New York

Winter activities popular in the Netherlands of the 17th century are on full display in this painting by Salomon van Ruysdael. Skating, a pasttime in the region since the late Middle Ages, is featured. Ruysdael captures perfectly the distinctive posture and balance of those propelling themselves forward on the ice, as …

Medium
Signature
Signed with monogram 'S.VR' and dated '1653' (on the back of the central carriage)

Skaters on the frozen river Lek, the town of Vianen beyond, 1653

Oil on canvas
29 3/5 × 43 3/10 in
75.2 × 110 cm
Location
New York
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Christie's Old Masters
New York

Winter activities popular in the Netherlands of the 17th century are on full display in this …

Medium
Signature
Signed with monogram 'S.VR' and dated '1653' (on the back of the central carriage)
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