Cornelis Tromp (1629–1691)

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A three-quarter-length portrait to the right facing forward, with a rocky seashore as background to the left and the stern of his flagship 'Gouden Leeuw' (‘Golden Lion’) in action at the Battle of the Texel, 1673, to the right flying the Amsterdam double-prince ensign and flag appropriate to his rank as Lieutenant-Admiral of Holland. He wears a brown coat over a white shirt with an orange sash at the waist. In his right hand, which rests on the muzzle of a naval gun, he holds the baton of commander of the Dutch fleet. The sitter was the second son of Maarten Tromp. When he was still only 19 he commanded a squadron in the Mediterranean and was promoted to flag rank on the death of van Galen at the Battle of Leghorn in 1653. In the Second Dutch War he commanded a division of the fleet at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665; the Four Days Fight, 1666; and St James's Day, 1666.

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Cornelis Tromp (1629–1691)




oil on canvas


H 127 x W 101.5 cm

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