Jacobus van der Stok
(Leiden 1794 – Amsterdam 1864)
Icescape with ‘koek-en-zopie’ vendors
Signed with initials l.m.
Oil on panel, 38.2 x 45 cm
Private collection, Switzerland.
Koek-en-zopie is a designation that is used for the food and drink that was sold on the ice during the skating periods. In the 17th up to the 19th century ‘zopie’ consisted of a warm mixture of bock beer and rum with added eggs, cinnamon and cloves. Later, in the 20th century koek-en-zopie vendors often sold warm punch.
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