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A Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle

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Year  1608–09
Artist  Hendrick Avercamp
Medium  Oil on oak
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Dimensions  40.7 cm × 40.7 cm (16.0 in × 16.0 in)
Location  National Gallery, London
Similar  Hendrick Avercamp artwork, Other artwork

A Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle is an oil on oak painting undertaken between 1608 and 1609 by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp.

As with a number of Avercamp's works, the picture is part of the Flemish tradition of painting "the harmony of human activity and the cycle of nature". He was influenced in his subject by the Little Ice Age, particularly the cold winter of 1607–08, and was the first of the Dutch painters to specialise in snow scenes.

The painting was acquired by the National Gallery in London in 1891. On acquisition it was square in shape, but during cleaning in 1983 it was established that Avercamp's original was circular, and the surrounding pieces were made by another artist. The gallery removed the additions.

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