Hans Rotmensen was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1752. During the Napoleonic Wars, he fled the country and came to Brunant. He became fascinated by James Carrington's invasion of the islands in 1784. In 1820, he began his master work, Carrington Leading the Charge, which he completed in 1822. It is now located at the Kunstmuseum. Rotmensen was appointed painting tutor and chancellor of the then newly founded El-Reis Academy of the Arts in 1829 but he resigned in 1831. He died two years later.