Oil/canvas, 44 x 60 cm, lo. le.sign. JJ Spohler f, min. rest., unframed. - Dutch landscape painter from a family of artists, father of Jacob Jan a. Johannes Franciscus S. He was pupil of J. W. Pieneman in Amsterdam, but he also worked in Haarlem, Brussels, Den Haag, Leiden a. Rotterdam. In 1845 he became member of the Amsterdam academy. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Scheen a. others.