I thought I'd write a few biographical details about this great battle painter. Born in 1631 in Nuremberg, died in 1711 or 13 in Stockholm Sweden. Went to Sweden in 1683 and started work on paintings based on drawings by Erik Dahlbergh. Some of the paintings suffered from poor cleaning in the 1700s. This painting the Battle of Halmstad 1676 he did in 1684.