Netherlands,18th Century or Earlier
From the circle of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1636) or circle of Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634) depicting various people ice skating on a frozen lake with a home in the background. Notice the falling skater in the center of the composition. A fine, early example.
Oil on canvas,Canvas 9 3/4" x 13",Frame 16 1/2" x 19 1/4"
Faintly signed bottom center.
From the collection of a Cohassett, Massachusetts gentleman.
Craquelure, loss to paint around edges, some losses to frame, otherwise good condition.
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