Monday, 27 January 2014

Hendrick Avercamp

I thought golf was a relatively modern pastime, but here is a painting from nearly 400 years ago showing golfers playing on a frozen river during the last little ice age when frost fairs abounded in Europe. The artist was Danish-born Hendrick Avercamp, who was a mute and known as "de Stomme van Kampen" (the mute of Kampen). CLICK to visit Washington's National Gallery of Art to view a slide show of Hendrick Avercamp's art, including Colf [sic] Players on the Ice (c.1625).


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