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Two young officers greeting each other on the ice c.1620

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A drawing of two young men, the one on the left bowing to the other on the right, who is seen from behind. Both carry hats and are wearing standing collars and gorgets, baggy breeches and swords. In the distance is a river bank with a windmill. RL 6465-6513 amount to nearly one third of Avercamp's known drawings and represent the largest holding in one collection. They cover all categories of his drawings- studies of single figures, and groups, genre scenes and landscapes- and illustrate his considerable variety in finish and technique. In general the artist did not make preparatory drawings. They seem to have been made for their own sake, and some of the more finished coloured sheets were probably sold. The remainder served as a vocabulary of human behaviour as for the most part seen in the provincial town of Kampen.
Descriptive Medium: 'Pen and brown ink with brown wash and watercolour over traces of graphite', 'pencil, pen and brown ink, brown wash', 'drawing, watercolour painting'

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Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands