Lot 12
Indonesian Art Sale 2017
Dolf Breetvelt (1892-1975)

Embracing couple

signed lower right

mixed media on paper, 49x33,5 cm

Provenance: Hijmans Kunsthandel, Toendjoengan, Soerabaia (old label on the reverse)

Litt.: Haks&Maris, Lexicon of Foreign Artists who Visualized Indonesia, Utrecht 1995, p. 46.

Dolf (Adolf) Breedvelt was a pupil of the academy of arts in The Hague. Around 1920 he came to Indonesia, where he was appointed drawing teacher in Jakarta, later in Surabaya. He participated in several exhibitions in Jakarta (Batavia) from 1924 to 1938 to retire as teacher and to dedicate his life to painting in the Netherlands. His works from Indonesia are rare, most were destroyed in Bandung during WW II. The couple in this lot shows his development towards abstractionism and was created in Indonesia.

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