The romantic landscape painter Ferdinand Hendrik Sijpkens was active between 1833 and 1860.
His oeuvre encompasses all subjects that characterize this group of painters: finely detailed forest views, ruins, panoramic landscapes decorated with rural folk and cattle, and landscapes at sunset and in the snow.
The painter was born in Amsterdam and trained by Cornelis Steffelaar (1797-1861), who also included A.J. Eijmer and Wouterus Verschuur had as pupils.
After his apprenticeship Sijpkens moved to Drenthe and Gelderland, lived in Haarlem for a year and then returned to Amsterdam in 1849.