Lot 122
  • 122

Martinus van Grevenbroeck

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • Martinus van Grevenbroeck
  • Portrait of Edzard Jacob Tjarda van Starkenborgh (1657–1716)
  • signed lower left: M.V. Grevenbroeck F.
  • oil on oak panel, in a feigned oval


With Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell, London, October 1919;
John Ambler, Thorpe Underwood Hall, Ouseburn, Yorkshire;
By whose executors sold, London, Christie's, 4 May 1933, lot 104, for £9.9s.;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Lady'), London, Sotheby's, 24 June 1936, lot 44, for £8.10s., to Hess;
Sir Sidney Herbert, 1st Bt. (1890–1939);
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 28 July 1939, lot 97a.


E. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th and 17th Century British Painters, London 1988, p. 113, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Edzard Jacob Tjarda van Starkenborgh features in a second portrait by Grevenbroeck in the collection at Landgoed Borg Verhildersum, near Leens, in Groningen. This is a family portrait depicting all twelve members of the Tjarda van Starkenborgh family. Verhildersum was the family seat, and Edzard was his father's heir, and so it may be presumed that the present portrait once also hung there. Grevenbroeck painted a further signed group portrait of Edzard's sisters, Bouwina, Anna and Frederica, now in the Groninger Museum, Groningen (inv. no. 1990.0419).