"Emphatically the first of Dutch landscape painters. He most frequently illustrated the level, uninteresting scenery of Holland. Very rarely he represented hills and rocks with foaming cataracts. His pictures number about 448, and are seen in all large European galleries." MRS. CLEMENT's Handbook of Painters. [P. 7.]
The Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago. Chicago: 1876. Rand, McNally & Co., Printers and Engravers, 77 & 79 Madison Street, Chicago.