• Lot 118

    Willem Dooijewaard (1892-1980)

    Balinese dancer

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    Willem Dooijewaard (1892-1980)
    Balinese dancer
    signed 'W. Dooijewaard' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    100 x 50 cm.

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    Willem Dooijewaard (1892-1980) and Roland Strasser (1895-1974)

    Willem Dooijewaard was both painter and adventurer; seized by the urge to undertake extensive journeys in search of eclectic new experiences and painting subjects. He was willing to endure great hardship while traveling by foot or on horseback through the most insular and remote regions in order to depict his colourful exotic scenes. Dooijewaard shared his appetite for adventure and modern figurative style of painting with his close friend Roland Strasser. Both had a predilection for 'raw and real' people and therefore refrained from using models as much as possible. Together they made breathtaking journeys through the Dutch Indies, Central Asia and Japan. In these distant countries and amid their exotic peoples they created some of their most important works. The works by Dooijewaard and Strasser in this current sale can be considered prime examples of their versatile, exotic oeuvres, as well as a testimony to their explorative, even heroic journeys.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1930-1935.