(b Middelburg, 11 Oct. 1803; d Cleve, 5 Apr. 1862). The best-known member of a family of Dutch painters. He spent much of his career in Germany, where he found inspiration for his Romantic views of forests and mountains; they are painted in a precise and detailed style, often with rosy light effects recalling the work of Jan Both. His work was highly popular in his lifetime, leading to many imitations and forgeries.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)