The painter Jacob van Staverden, who came from Amersfoort and who was probably trained by Matthias Withoos, travelled to Rome twice. In 1674 he headed south together with Caspar van Wittel and became a member of the Bentvueghels in the same year. His Bent name was IJver. The name of Jacob van Staverden appears on a guest list, on the occasion of the inauguration of three new Bent members: Abraham Genoels, François Moens and Pieter Verbruggen (II).
In 1686, Jacob van Staverden was back in Amersfoort, but in 1689 he is documented again in Rome. He lived and worked there until his death in 1716. Only a few works of his hand, mostly attributed genre paintings, are known today. (SR)