Women’s Skating Competition on the Stadsgracht in Leeuwarden, 21 January 1809

Oil on canvas | 59.7 x 74.9cm | 1809

Nicolaas Baur

At a women’s skating race in Leeuwarden in 1809, the crowd watched sixty-four unmarried women vie for a gold cap-brooch. The winner was Houkje Gerrits Bouma. For greater ease, many had thrown off their cloaks. Baur painted the finalists with bare arm...
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