Johan van Hulstijn specialized in painting and watercolor painting of flowers and fruits.
In addition, he demonstrated so much talent that he was asked to provide the illustrations for part 8 of the Flora Batava.
Many well-known flower painters contributed to this standard work by Jan Kops, which appeared in twenty-eight volumes between 1800 and 1934.
Van Hulstijn lived and worked alternately in Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht (until 1848) and then moved permanently to Trieste, where his sister lived.
Witt Checklist 1978 , p. 144 (as: Hulstijn, Cornelis Johannes van)
Scheen 1981 , p. 236 (as: Hulstijn (Hulsteijn), Cornelis Johannes van;*)
Saur 1992- , AKLONLINE (as: Hulstijn, Cornelis Johannes van)
Stolwijk 1998 , p. 343
Jacobs 2000 , vol. 3 (2000), p. 223 (as: Hulstijn, Cornelis Johannes van)