Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931). The Dispatch-Bearer, 1879. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Martha T. Fiske Collord, in memory of her first husband, Josiah M. Fiske, 1908 (08.136.12).
Johannes Beerstraten (Dutch, 1622–1666). Skating at Sloten, near Amsterdam. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.92) | Beerstraten drew and painted numerous views in Amsterdam and in nearby villages. The paintings usually feature one prominent building in a snow-dusted landscape, with ice skaters and other figures on a frozen waterway in the foreground. #olympics #iceskating