Portrait of Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Friedrich Carl Albert Schreuel (attributed to), c. 1840

Portrait of Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Friedrich Carl Albert Schreuel (attributed to), c. 1840

oil on canvas, h 106.7cm × w 85.3cm. More details

Raden Saleh, scion of a Javanese regent family, came to the Netherlands in 1829 to study painting. Here we still see him as a European dandy before a Western seascape. However, he soon specialized in oriental scenes, and began dressing as a Javanese prince. Back on Java (1851), Raden Saleh built a small neo-Gothic palace, where he received the European elite. And so he constantly shifted between his Javanese and his European identity.

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