He was the son of a clergyman of the Walloon church. He studied with Jurriaen Pool the younger and also with Gerrit Dou. He worked for a while in Amsterdam, then in Denekamp where he married on 7 October 1714 Lena Leferink, moved to Delden and settled definitely in Deventer. He was a follower of Godfried Schalcken and made scenes by candlelight. but he is more known for his portraits.
Adriaan ( born 8 September 1718 Deventer, died 12 July 1774 Spaarndam) sceretary to count van Wassenaer Obdam. He travelled a lot which enabled him to develop artistic knowledge. He copied a lot of famous paintings and was a crafty amateur.
Anthony (born 17 November 1726 Deventer, died 3 May [year missing] Amsterdam) was also a portraitist but after Van Eijnden et Van der Willigen, was not as good as his brother Jan. Living in Amsterdam he set up a wall paper company which was bought two years after his death by Wybrand Hendricks
Gerhard Jan Palthe and his son Jan are often mistaken and paintings ill attributed