Alexander van Bredael was a Flemish painter
Antwerp 1663 – 1720 Antwerp
People in horse-towed sledges and ice-skaters on a frozen river in the
Oil on canvas : 101,2 X 128,8 cm
Frame : 114,6 X 142,5 cm
Alexander van Bredael, in fact the complete dynasty of van Bredael painters, specialised in happily animated landscape painting.
I know of at least three similar winter compositions by our painter.
In winter all layers of society mingled on the ice; representations of such a richly ornate horse-towed sledges are rare.