Lot 24
Indonesian Art Sale - 28 August 2019
Leo Eland (1884-1952)

Lake Toba, Sumatra

signed 'L Eland.' (lower right)

oil on canvas, unframed, 40x60 cm

Leonardus Joseph (Leo) Eland (Salatiga, Central Java 1884 – The Hague 1952), known as the painter of ‘Mooi Indië’, was a successful artist in the first half of the twentieth century. He became inspired by his friend, the well-known Indonesian painter Carel Dake Jr, son of a professor at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam, who adviced him on painting. Eland spent the first half of his life on the tropical islands - Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali - before moving back to the Netherlands where he worked from his atelier in The Hague on his ‘Mooi-Indië’ paintings. His work reveals his particular admiration for the Indies landscape and its inhabitants. The two paintings in auction at the Venduehuis now (lots 24 and 25) probably date from the late 1920’s when Eland temporarily went back to the Dutch East Indies. There, Eland marvelously depicts the forested slopes of volcanoes, the deep blue mountain lakes and the misty mountain landscapes of Java and Sumatra. The natives are often imperceptible in the dominant landscape.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.
€ 500,00
€ 700,00
€ 400,00

Hamerprijs: € 400