Description: Antique portrait titled ‘Z.K.H. Adi Patti Mandura Radja Djajanagara, Regent van Serang’. Portrait of Adi Patti Mandura, Raja Djajanagara, Regent of Serang on the island of Java, Indonesia. Originates from ‘Gezigten uit Neerlands Indie, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven’, by C.W.M. van de Velde, published in Amsterdam, Frans Buffa en Zonen (1844-1845).
Artists and Engravers: Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-1898) was a Dutch Navy officer, painter and mercenary. Van de Velde drew the drawings whilst he was a midshipman on the ZM Triton and later when he was working in Batavia for the Commission for the Improvement of Maps and Charts of Indonesia. He had the ambition to reproduce the beauty of Indonesian landscapes, in which he was inspired by the artists and other members of the French scientific expedition under Dumont D’Urville. All 50 plates were carefully lithographed by the renowned Belgian lithographer Paulus Lauters (1806-1876). In 1836, when the Royal School for Engraving was founded by Antoine Dewasme at Brussels, Lauters was appointed professor of drawing.
- Date: 1844
- Overall size: 31.5 x 47 cm.
- Image size: 20 x 26 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few minor defects, please study image carefully.
- Purchase code: P0057
- Price in IDR : 8,000,000