Memorial: M2004

Monument in the Oude Kerk, Delft, Delft, Netherlands commemorating Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp d. 1653 and Admiral Cornelis Tromp d. 1677


Oude Kerk, Delft, Delft, Netherlands, Rest of the World


Description: Prone effigy in armour with the head resting on a gun. Behind, putti supporting shields of arms with military trophies below and on the pilasters at the sides of the monument; at the top, two Tritons blowing on shells on either side of a coat of arms. Relief of sea battle on front of tomb chest between festoons of shells.
Type: Monument
Materials: White Carrara marble, red Belgian marble; touchstone
Date Erected: 1654-1658
Artists: Rombout Verhulst, Willem de Keyser


Battle of Scheveningen

Event Date


Event Category

1652-1654 First Anglo-Dutch War


Tromp, Cornelis
Age: 61
Date of Death: 29/5/1699
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Tromp, Maarten Harpertszoon
Age: 55
Date of Death: 10/8/1653
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Dutch Navy


Notes: Cornelis in same tomb as his father Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp. Frits Scholten 'Sumptuous Memories: studies in seventeenth century Dutch tomb sculpture' p. 171.
Bibliography: Eva Firth Wolsdorff 'The Image of Admirals in tomb sculpture c.1600 and after'. (International Society for the study of Church Monuments Symposium 1980).