BATAVISCHE ZEE & BRAND ASURANTIE MY
A most attractive engraving of a pen and ink drawing by an artist with the initials W.O.J.N., believed to be Wijnand Otto Jan Nieuwenkamp (1874-1950) of the Office of Batavische Zee & Brand Asurantie My (Batavia Sea Insurance Office) taken from the south side of the bridge over the Kali Besar, in Pasar Baru, Batavia around 1918-1919. Nieuwenkamp was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, etcher, lithographer and designer of book covers. In addition, he was known as a writer, architect, explorer, ethnologist and collector of east Asian art. He was the first European artist to visit Bali, being greatly influenced by and himself influencing the islandâ€™s art and culture, and making it better known in the wider world.
W. O. J. NIEUWENKAMP
The Netherlands 1874 – Italy 1950
Indonesia 1898, 1904, 1906-7 India, 1913-14 Italy from 1920
Aan de Kali Besar te Batavia [On the Main Canal in Batavia]
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching, printed in brown ink
Primary Insc: sig. l.r. pencil “W. O. J. Nieuwenkamp” title printed lower c. “Aan de Kali Besar te Batavia” [On the Main Canal in Batavia] printed l.l. “Niet in den handel” [Not for sale] printed l.l. “Uitgevoerd in opdracht van het Kantoor Sluyters & Co Batavia”
Condition: Very Good
Measures: 39.3 x 47.5 cm.
Purchase code: P2052
Price: 47,800,000 IDR.