Raden Basoeki Abdullah (Indonesian, 1915-1993) An Indonesian beauty  45 x 36 cm. (17¾ x 14¼ in.)
Lot 27
Raden Basoeki Abdullah (Indonesian, 1915-1993) An Indonesian beauty 45 x 36 cm. (17¾ x 14¼ in.)
£6,000 - 9,000
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
Lot Details
(n/a) Raden Basoeki Abdullah (Indonesian, 1915-1993)
An Indonesian beauty
signed 'B. Abdullah' (lower left)
oil on canvas
45 x 36 cm. (17¾ x 14¼ in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased from the artist by the current owner's grandfather, circa 1946.

    Born in Solo in central Java, Abdullah was taught to paint by his father, Abdullah Suriosubroto (1878-1941), a prominent landscape painter and one of the pioneers of Indonesian modern fine art in the early 20th century. Both were among the most sought-after Mooi Indië (Indonesian beauty) artists, a school that tends to romanticise their subjects. Examples of his work can be found in the Indonesian National Gallery.
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