Johannes Hoppenbrouwers was a student of Schelfhout at the Academy in The Hague. Schelfhout’s influence is clearly present in both Hoppenbrouwers’ and Leickert’s work. Like Schelfhout, Hoppenbrouwers left the staffage of many of his paintings to others. So, in his paintings we find figures done by painters like Rochusse, Bles, Vertin and also by Schelfhout. Hoppenbrouwers himself was also a teacher of major importance; he taught e.g. Louis Apol.
Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers (1819, The Hague 1866, The Hague) was a Dutch romantic painter, active in the period 1834-1866. He trained at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Academy of Fine Arts) in The Hague from 1839 to 1840. Thereafter he studied under the celebrated painter and sought-after teacher Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870). His work is highly influenced by Schelfhout. Hoppenbrouwers occasionally left the painting of the figures to his friend Charles Rochussen. Schelfhout, David Bles and S.L. Verveer also painted the staffage in a few of his works. Hoppenbrouwers painted summer and winter landscapes, mountain sceneries and cityscapes, dunes and woodlands. He was a teacher to Louis Apol and Antonius Josephus Madlener. He was a member of the Koninklijke Akademie (Royal Academy) of Amsterdam.