Navigation

71. Tempel der Godin des Doods. Bali

Return to Previous Page
Description

Product Description

Antique school board of   Taken c.1895 and published between 1912 and 1914 in Holland.

This photograph depicting the Dutch East Indies was originally published as part of an information series for school children. It consisted of 170 educational prints and covered a diverse range of subjects, separated into two parts: numbers 1-150 depicted places and people in the Dutch East Indies and numbers 151-170 depicted places and people in the Dutch West Indies. The first 150 photographs of the collection are attributed to the photographer Jean Demmeni (1866-1939), whose pictures provided the Dutch public with some of the first photographic depictions of the colonies that they had read so much about. Demmeni was born in Padang Panjang in West Sumatra, the son of a native woman of the island of Madura and a Frenchman who had left his country to join the Dutch East Indies Army. Demmeni followed in his fatherʹs footsteps and, after technical training in Holland, entered the Third Infantry Regiment in 1887. He was seconded to the topographic unit of the armed forces and in 1894 was assigned as the official photographer to an expedition to Borneo led by Dr. A.W. Nieuwenhuis. Demmeni was then employed by the Topographical Service at Batavia from 1911 until 1920, after which he worked as a photographer at the Central Office of Dactyloscopy. In the biography of Jean Demmeni Indonesia: Image s of the Past (Singapore: 1987), Leo Haks described him as ʹone of the first photographersʹ to capture the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, and called his work a ‘vital contribution to Indonesian history and the art of photography’ which ʹprovides a comprehensive record of the Indonesian islands at the turn of the century, unmatched in its singular insightsʹ. This selection of photographs shows interesting details around the expansion of industries such as tobacco (a lucrative export) in the area, and the local processes of production. The group also records the religious influences in the region, showing Islamic and Christian presences in local communities. Islam had been established in Indonesia since the fourteenth century, and colonial European settlers had ushered in a new phase of Christian proselytising around the Pacific Ocean – one which was frequently characterised by notorious insensitivity towards the indigenous population. However, these photographs demonstrate the more tolerant educational interest being taken at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Measures; 72 x 60 cm. ( complete board )

Purchase code: PO0453

Price on request.

Product Enquiry

Product Enquiry

Related Products

Een Javaanch Opperhood, c.1873

Een Javaanch Opperhood, c.1873 Een Javaanch Opperhood In Jagdkostuum (Ernest Hardouin) Lithograph c.1873 Artist: Ernest Hardouin Published in: W.L. Ritter’s Java, Tooneelen uit het Leven, Karakterschetsen en Kleederdragten van Java’s Bewoners ( Java’s residents, their...

Samboupo ( Schley, c.1747 )

Samboupo ( Schley, c.1747 ) Fine beautifully so called bird’s-eye perspective with great detail of the city and port of Samboupo, located in the Celebes islands, Indonesia, on the island of Macassar. The print shows...

Een Bataviasche Bruid, c.1873

Een Bataviasche Bruid, c.1873 Een Bataviasche Bruid ( Ernest Hardouin ) Lithograph c.1873 Artist: Ernest Hardouin Published in: W.L. Ritter’s Java, Tooneelen uit het Leven, Karakterschetsen en Kleederdragten van Java’s Bewoners ( Java’s residents, their...

DE BROOD – VRUGT. Breadfruit print c.1740 ~ SOLD

DE BROOD – VRUGT. Breadfruit print c.1740 Attractive mid- 18th Century hand coloured copper engraving of breadfruit. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae) originating in the South...

De Kong-A-Hian Speler, c.1873

De Kong-A-Hian Speler, c.1873 De Kong-A-Hian Speler ( Ernest Hardouin ) Lithograph c.1873 Artist: Ernest Hardouin Published in: W.L. Ritter’s Java, Tooneelen uit het Leven, Karakterschetsen en Kleederdragten van Java’s Bewoners ( Java’s residents, their...

GUNUNG GUNTUR Central Java by Junghuhn

GUNUNG GUNTUR Central Java by Junghuhn A rare and beautiful coloured lithograph of the volcanic crater of Gunung Guntur in Central Java. The print is from one of two German editions of the drawing of...

Emperors of Japan – Murder of Emperor Cubo

Emperors of Japan – Murder of Emperor Cubo SUCCESSIONDES EMPEREURS DU JAPON AVEC UNE DESCRIPTION DU MEURTRE DE L’EMPEREUR CUBO ET LA/RECEPTION DES AMBASSADEURS HOLLANDOIS EN CE PAYS LA. An early 18th century French print in...

De Soendanesche Bruidegom, c.1873

De Soendanesche Bruidegom, c.1873 De Soendanesche Bruidegom (Ernest Hardouin) Lithograph c.1873 Artist: Ernest Hardouin Published in: W.L. Ritter’s Java, Tooneelen uit het Leven, Karakterschetsen en Kleederdragten van Java’s Bewoners ( Java’s residents, their peculiar characters...

REEDE VAN BATAVIA Harbor c 1844

REEDE VAN BATAVIA Harbor c 1844 Java. PL. III  DE REEDE VAN BATAVIA.   LA RADE DE BATAVIA. A very fine and detailed black and white mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of a Batavia Roads showing...
Back to top