Golfers on the Ice near Haarlem

Men in the foreground play golf; one is about to strike the ball with his club ('kolf'). On the horizon is a windmill and the skyline of Haarlem, dominated by the outline of the Grote Kerk.

In the figure group pentimenti (alterations made by the artist to areas already painted) are visible: for example in the arm of the man about to play, and in the outline of the man leaning on his club.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1636 - 1672
Full title
Golfers on the Ice near Haarlem
Date made
1668
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
30.3 x 36.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
NG869
Location in Gallery