• Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2828

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    17 November 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 204

    Isaac Israels (1865-1934)

    In the Pendopo: a Javanese dance performance

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    Isaac Israels (1865-1934)
    In the Pendopo: a Javanese dance performance
    with studio stamp (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    65.5 x 80.5 cm.
    Painted circa 1921-22.

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    Israels painted the present lot during his visit to Java in 1921-1922. It has the illuminating brightness which is typical for the works he made during his trip to Indonesia. A 'pendopo' is a simple Javanese architectural structure wich can be used as a stage, but also for common rituals or receiving guests. Israels viewpoint was from inside such a 'pendopo' looking towards the crowd in the open air. Please compare the present lot to a similar painting by Isaac Israels entitled 'Vanuit de Pendopo' (1921/22), in: J.P. Glerum, De Indische Israels, Zwolle 2005, cat.no. 116.

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    Mr. W.C. Feltkamp, Leiden, circa 1950, where acquired by the mother of the present owner.