Albertus Verhoesen was a pupil of J. van Ravenswaay and the livestock painter P.G. van Os. He lived and worked in Utrecht and Amersfoort. Between 1824 and 1826 he was part of the artists' colony of Hilversum. He specialized in landscapes with domestic livestock and animal housing, but is best known for his scenes of poultry. During his Hilversum period he probably had lessons from B.C. Koekkoek, a fellow resident. In Amersfoort Verhoesen worked almost twenty years as the town draughtsman and was also an art dealer.