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Walter Spies (Germany 1895-1942 Indonesia)
Walter Spies (Germany 1895-1942 Indonesia)

Balinesische Legende (Balinese Legend)

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Walter Spies (Germany 1895-1942 Indonesia)
Balinesische Legende (Balinese Legend)
signed 'W.S.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm.)
Painted in 1929
Provenance
From the collection of Hans Rhodius, Geneva.
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, Singapore, 30 September 2001, lot 18.
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Rhodius, Hans, Schönheit und Reichtum des Lesben, Walter Spies (Maler und Musiker auf Bali 1895-1942), The Hague, 1964, p. 267-268 (illustrated in colour, p. 269).
Rhodius, Hans, and Darling, John, Walter Spies and Balinese Art, Amsterdam, 1980, p. 35 (illustrated, p. 28).
Spruit, Rudd, Artists on Bali, Amsterdam, 1995 (illustrated in colour, p. 69).
Haks, Leo, and Maris, Guus, eds., Lexicon of Foreign Artists who Visualised Indonesia, 1600-1950, Utrecht, 1995, p. 479 (illustrated in colour, plate C224).
Exhibited
The Hague, Het Haags Gemeentemuseum, Walter Spies, July-August 1964 (illustrated, exh. cat.).
Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum, Walter Spies and Balinese Art, 1980.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum voor volkenkunde, Leiden, Stichting Walter Spies Expositie, 1986.
Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Soul Ties, The Land and Her People, Art from Indonesia, June-August, 1999 (illustrated in colour, exh. cat., p. 80, plate 20).
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