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Rare Work by Javanese Artist Raden Saleh to be Offered at Christie’s

Raden Saleh (Indonesia, circa 1810 – 1880) - "Javanese Landscape, with Tigers Listening to the Sound of a Traveling Group", signed and dated, oil on canvas, 112 x 156.5 cm. -  Estimate: HK$10,000,000 – 14,000,000 (US$1,282,000 – 1,795,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010.

HONG KONG.- An extremely rare work by the celebrated

19th century Javanese artist Raden Sarief Bustaman Saleh will lead
sale of Christie’s Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art in
Kong on 30 May. Titled “Javanese Landscape, with Tigers Listening
to the
Sound of a Travelling Group” (estimate: HK$10,000,000 – 14,000,000

/US$1,282,000 – 1,795,000), this extraordinary work has an
provenance dating back to 1849,
when the artist gave this

painting to his patron His Highness Ernest II, Duke and ruler of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and brother to Prince Albert, the husband
of Queen
Victoria. Over the next 156 years, the work was with the
Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha family and in a private European collection until 2005.