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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 147

    Dutch School, 17th Century

    Portrait of an Admiral, traditionally identified as Marten Harpertsz. Tromp (1597-1653), three-quarter length, beside a cannon

    Price Realised  

    Dutch School, 17th Century
    Portrait of an Admiral, traditionally identified as Marten Harpertsz. Tromp (1597-1653), three-quarter length, beside a cannon
    oil on panel
    15 1/8 x 12½ in. (38.4 x 31.8 cm.)


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    Admiral Maarten Harpertsz. Tromp came from a seafaring family and at the age of nine was already at sea on his father's ship, fighting against the Spanish in the Battle of Gibraltar. During his illustrious career, Tromp was captured twice by pirates. In 1639 he defeated a Spanish armada at the Battle of the Downs, and in 1652 he was appointed commander-in-chief. Tromp was killed in 1653 at the Battle of Terheide off the South Holland coast, the eighth and final encounter between the Dutch and English fleets of the first Anglo-Dutch War (1652-1654).

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    Provenance

    Albert Hartshorne Esq, by 1878.