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Enjoying the Ice near a Town  1620

by Hendrick Avercamp

A beggar tries to scrounge a bit of money, and another man has cut a hole in the ice in the hope of catching [br]fish. The needy have to toil to make a living; those who are better off amuse themselves on the ice: and the richest of all – in the right foreground – look on. A few well-to-do ladies wear velvet masks to protect the delicate skin around their eyes from the col...
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum