Lot 44
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Indonesian Art Sale 2018
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Leo Eland (1884-1952)

A Minangkabau village on Sumatra

signed 'L. Eland' (lower left)

oil on canvas, 39x49 cm

Leonardus Joseph (Leo) Eland, born in Salatiga on Central Java in 1884 and deceased in The Hague in 1952, was the son of a Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) officer. Leo was a self-taught artist. As a young man he worked for the Topographic Service in Weltevreden, a suburb of Batavia. He became inspired by his friend, the well-known Indonesian painter Carel Dake Jr, son of a professor at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Dake gave him some advice in painting as there was no formal art education in the Dutch East Indies. The artist lived and worked in Indonesia, visiting Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali until 1920, and then settled in The Hague, where he continued to paint Indonesian themes. He participated in several exhibitions organised by the ‘Bataviasche Kunstkring’ in Jakarta. He revisited Indonesia in 1929. Leo painted the deep blue mountain lakes and the misty mountain landscapes of Java and Sumatra, the paddy fields on Java etc.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.

€ 500,00
€ 700,00
€ 500,00

Hamerprijs: € 500

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