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19th Century Java In Raden Saleh Paintings

In January 2018, a 19th-century oil painting titled Banteng Hunt by Indonesian painter Raden Saleh, sold for €7.2 million under the hammer in Vannes, France. Making it the most expensive Raden Saleh work ever, and making him the most expensive Indonesian artist in the auction market.

Auctioneer Jack-Philippe Ruellan said that this is a record for a Raden Saleh painting and Indonesian paintings in general. The winning bid was placed by an Indonesian collector who wishes to remain anonymous.

Banteng Hunt, 1855

Banteng Hunt, is believed to have been done by Saleh in 1855. It depicts the hunting of a wild bull in Java, attacked by the painter himself on horseback with others. The painting is one of the installment to some of similar paintings that represent the theme of animal hunting in Java.
Deer Hunt on the Island of Java, 1846
A Boar Hunt in Java
Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1811 – 1880) was considered to be the first "modern" artist from Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies). Sa…

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