Portrait of Adriaen Tromp - Paintings

Portrait of Adriaen Tromp
Portrait of Adriaen Tromp
Portrait of Adriaen Tromp

Portrait of Adriaen Tromp

Pieter Nason
Dutch, 1612-1688
Portrait of Adriaen Tromp
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1674

          Nason specialised in portraits of the elite in mid-17th century Northern Europe. He was admitted to a guild in the Hague at the age of 27, and appears to have worked at the court of Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin in the mid-1660s before returning to his native Holland and moving to Amsterdam. Much of his work is signed at dated, and, unusually, the identities of many of his sitters are known, unlike the more common Netherlandish portraits of anonymous individuals from that time.

          Tromp (1642-1679) was a Cavalry Captain of the Hague City Guard. He is listed in Netherlandish genealogical registers, and is recorded as having fought under the Prince of Orange in the Franco-Dutch War. It appears that he was instrumental in winning some of the battles, one of which is portrayed toward the bottom right of this painting. It is possible that he comissioned this elaborate three-quarter length portrait in celebration of his success in that war, which ended the same year this was painted.

Canvas: 48.75" h. x 37.25" w.; Frame: 57" h. x 46" w.
Price: $38,000