VELDE, Adriaen van de
(b. 1636, Amsterdam, d. 1672, Amsterdam)
Amusement on the Ice1669
Oil on canvas on wood, 33 x 40,5 cm
The varied oeuvre of Adriaen van de Velde includes winter scenes, portraits in landscape settings, and amongst his most original pictures are his rare beach scenes. He was frequently called upon to animate his contemporaries' pictures with his exquisite figures. His staffage appears in paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Hobbema, Allaert van Everdingen, Philips Koninck, van der Heyden and Wijnants.