(1-2) The artist became a member of 'Pictura' in The Hague at the early age of eleven. Leaving for Rome in 1789 he soon met the collector William Young Ottley, with whom he travelled for some time. Back in Holland, he late became the Director of the Prentenkabinet, Leiden.
Further information on the artist is given in C.M. de Haas, David Pierre Giottino Humbert de Superville, Leiden, 1941
(2) See illustration on p.