6 July 2003
ARIE SMIT (b. The Netherlands 1916)
In a Balinese temple
signed and dated 'arie smit '91' (lower right)
acrylic on canvas
28 x 38 in. (71 x 97 cm)
Anon. sale, Christie's, Singapore, 3 October 1999, lot 803.
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
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