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Interior, called "The Skaters"

A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1655

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher (Dutch, c. 1629-1658)
after Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610-1685)

About this artwork

Throughout his career, the Dutch painter Adriaen van Ostade depicted rustic genre scenes of peasants enjoying village pleasures; these had a major influence on the subject matter of Dutch art both during and after the 17th century. Cornelis Visscher’s work echoes the liveliness and warmth of Van Ostade’s, showing a merry group of peasants gathering in an interior to talk and enjoy a smoke. The small pair of skates on the floor in the center of the foreground indicates that the group may have returned from an afternoon of ice-skating, a popular leisure activity during the period.

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Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

Interior, called "The Skaters"

Origin

Holland

Date

Artist's working dates 1649–1658

Medium

Etching and engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

427 x 345 mm (image); 436 x 352 mm (plate); 456 x 371 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1000

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