"Hughtenburgh, (Jan Van,) born at Haerlem in 1646. Visited Italy. Was employed by Prince Eugene to paint the battles and sieges in which he and the Duke of Marlborough had commanded in conjunction. He had an elegant taste of composition and design; he studied nature accurately, and not only gave correctness to his figures and cattle, but the expression, action, motion, and attitudes that best suited every character and every object. His skies are lucid and pleasing; he managed the chiar-oscuro with extraordinary skill; and he is justly esteemed one of the best battle painters of his age." No. 57--A Battle Scene, a very spirited and fine specimen of the master. [P. 12.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.