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Barent Avercamp

Skaters, kolf players and elegant figures with horse-drawn sleighs on a frozen river by a tower

Property from the Grasset Collection

Barent Avercamp

Barent Avercamp

Skaters, kolf players and elegant figures with horse-drawn sleighs on a frozen river by a tower

Skaters, kolf players and elegant figures with horse-drawn sleighs on a frozen river by a tower

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Property from the Grasset Collection


Barent Avercamp

Kampen 1612/13 - 1679

Skaters, kolf players and elegant figures with horse-drawn sleighs on a frozen river by a tower


signed with the end of the brush 'wet-in-wet' lower centre: AVERCAMP (AVE in ligature)

oil on oak panel

30.8 x 55 cm.; 12⅛x 21⅝in.


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格拉塞特典藏


巴倫特・阿弗坎普

坎彭,1612/13 - 1679年

《塔樓旁結冰河面上的溜冰者、考爾夫球手與坐在馬拉雪橇的紳士淑女》


款識︰藝術家簽名AVERCAMP(中下,AVE為相連字體)

油彩橡木畫板

30.8 x 55 公分;12 ⅛ x 21 ⅝ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by K&S Conservation Ltd. who are external specialists and not employees of Sotheby's:


The painting is overall is very good condition. It is presumed to have been painted in oil on a single piece oak panel. The panel is beveled on the reverse on all four sides. The grain direction is horizontal. The paint and ground layers are stable, with no signs of flaking or recent losses. The painting has been recently restored. The existing varnish and most recent retouching have not discoloured or degraded to a significant degree. In the sky and to the top left of the tower there is some more recent correction of older retouching. The surface gloss is even and saturating.



"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Charles Auguste Louis Joseph Duc de Morny (1811–1865) (according to an inscription on an old label on the reverse stating that the painting was 'acheté 1600 francs à la vente du Duc de Morny');

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Lady of Title'), London, Sotheby's, 21 April 1982, lot 6, for £56,000 to Van Dedem;

William Baron van Dedem, London (1929–2015);

With Noortman and Brod, Maastricht, 1982;

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 11 December 1984, lot 108, for £85,000;

Where acquired for the Grasset Collection.

F.G. Meijer in Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. San Diego, 2016, p. 18, no. 13, reproduced in colour;

S. Thomas, in A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2019, pp. 23, 94, no. 5, reproduced in colour.

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 2 April – 2 August 2016, no. 13;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, on loan 2016 – 2019 (when part of the Genre & Myth display, 2017 – 2019);

Saint Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 23 March – 2 September 2019, no. 5.