Ice-Skating in Illustration

Ice-skating is one of the joys of winter. Or so I believe. (I live in Australia.) Below are some examples of ice-skating in art and illustration. I’ve included some pictures of roller-skating as well.

.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) 1934 illustration for Letters From Father Christmas, a collection of letters written and illustrated by Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children
.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) 1934 illustration for Letters From Father Christmas, a collection of letters written and illustrated by Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children
Robert J. Lee for 'This is a Town' by Polly Curren, 1957
Robert J. Lee for ‘This is a Town’ by Polly Curren, 1957
Meet Babar And His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff 1973 ice-skating
Meet Babar And His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff 1973
HILDA VAN STOCKUM, A Day on Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, 1934
David Delamare (1951-2016) modern mermaid illustration
David Delamare (1951-2016) modern mermaid illustration
Ice-skating in a Village, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1610
Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1608
Enjoying the Ice, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1615 - c. 1620
Enjoying the Ice, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1615 – c. 1620
Winter Landscape with a Woman and a Youth on a Small Bridge, Skaters and a Gallows in the Distance, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620 - c. 1625
Winter Landscape with a Woman and a Youth on a Small Bridge, Skaters and a Gallows in the Distance, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620 – c. 1625
Hand-colored lithograph; no artist or publisher listed. American, circa 1874, ice skating
Hand-colored lithograph; no artist or publisher listed. American, circa 1874, ice skating
Konstantin Somov Winter. Skating Rink, 1915
Konstantin Somov Winter. Skating Rink, 1915
Charles Lees – Skaters, a Scene on Duddingston Loch
Skating on the Serpentine
Skating on the Serpentine
Harry Anderson ice skating rink
Harry Anderson ice skating rink
Kevin Safe ice skating
Kevin Safe
The Little Golden Funny Book, pictures by J.P.Miller, 1950
The Little Golden Funny Book, pictures by J.P.Miller, 1950
Mc Call's Magazine Illustration, January 1916 Cover ice skating
Mc Call’s Magazine Illustration, January 1916 Cover
Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) 1932
Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) 1932
A Day On Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, Hilda Van Stockum, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1934
A Day On Skates, The Story of a Dutch Picnic, Hilda Van Stockum, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1934
It must be true - it was all in the papers by Denys Parsons, illustrated by Ronald Searle, Macdonald & Co, London 1952 skating
It must be true – it was all in the papers by Denys Parsons, illustrated by Ronald Searle, Macdonald & Co, London 1952
Thornton Utz, cover illustration for the January 1941 issue of Child Life hockey
Thornton Utz, cover illustration for the January 1941 issue of Child Life hockey
Lois Lenski skating
Lois Lenski
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