Jan van de Velde (1593-1641), Skaters, etching, c. 1616. References:  Hollstein 238, second state (of 3),  Francken and Van der Kellen322, third state (of four). In good condition, affixed to a card at top by two spots of glue, trimmed on or just inside of the borderline, minor toning, 4 3/4 x 7 7/16 inches.

A very good strong impression.

An exceedingly well-dressed foursome, men in top hats, women in long coats, converse bottom right; another well dressed man attends a woman’s skates bottom center. The magnificent bare trees serve as a lush backdrop.