Adrianus Eversen was born in Amsterdam in 1818. He studied under Cornelis de Kruyff and became one of Holland’s most accomplished painters of the nineteenth century. Eversen was highly regarded during his lifetime and was a member of the elite association of artists known as the Arte and Amicitiae. His works were sought in Belgium. and Great Britain, as well as Holland, and his patrons included the English collector John Sheepshanks, whose collection was left to the Victoria and Albert Museum. He exhibited in Amsterdam between 1840 and 1885 and in The Hague and Leeuwarden before moving to Rotterdam in 1889.