Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch's father was a collector of works that included those of the painter Andreas Schelfhout. The influence of his work can be seen in the paintings of Weissenbruch. Weissenbruch's admiration for the 17th century painter Jacob van Ruisdael can be seen in the way in which he tried to imitate his clouded skies. Weissenbruch was, in addition to being a painter, also an etcher, lithographer and water colour artist. His travels took him to countries such as Belgium and France. Weissenbruch is currently considered one of the most important painters of the Hague School.
Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch
Den Haag 1824 - Den Haag 1903