"STAEVARTS or Stevers, (Palamedes,) though considered of the Dutch School, born at London in 1607. He excelled in representing encampments, battles of horse and foot, robbers, the plundering of villages, and country fairs. His compositions are full of spirit, and well disposed; nature is closely imitated and truly represented; the distances are justly observed, and the figures well proportioned, though in the Flemish taste. His skies are clear; his pencil is free and neat; and his pictures are distinguished by a remarkable transparence of colouring. But they are very scarce, as he died young." No. 27.--THE HORSE FAIR--on panel. This is a very fine picture of the kind, and exhibits all the excellent characteristics of the master. [P. 25.]
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.