Hilgers, Carl (1818 Dusseldorf 1890). Winter Amusements (Amsterdam). Smoking, drinking, chatting, and skating on the ice near the pier. Some masts showing up in the haze. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). C. 1850. Inscribed: C. Hilgers pinxt. / W. French sc. / Published for the Proprietors by A. H. Payne, Dresden & Leipzig., otherwise in English-German as above. 6¼ × 7¼ in (16 × 18.3 cm).
Hilgers “was especially fortunate with winter landscapes, namely motives from Holland: Skaters on the ice …” (Thieme-Becker).
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