Model for the tomb of Maerten Harpertsz Tromp, Rombout Verhulst, 1654

Model for the tomb of Maerten Harpertsz Tromp, Rombout Verhulst, 1654

terracotta (clay material), h 125.0cm × w 104.0cm × d 40.0cm. More details

In his design for the tomb of Maerten Harpertsz Tromp, Rombout Verhulst chose to represent the naval hero wearing his armour, his head resting on a cannon, with the medal he was once awarded in one hand, his commander’s baton in the other. The admiral was killed on 3 August 1653 off the cost of South Holland by English cannon fire. His real tomb is made of marble and stands in the Oude Kerk in Delft.

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