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JAVA. [SALM (Abram) & Johan Conrad Greive.]
JAVA. [SALM (Abram) & Johan Conrad Greive.] Four Dramatic Hand Finished Chromolithograph Plates from his work titled "Java Naar Schilderijen en Teekeningen",  Frans Buffa & Zonen, 1865-1872]
on thick card, with contemporary manuscript titles to the verso, 3.Waterval Singahan Residentie Rembang, 26.5 x 36 cm. 5.Gezicht op het Land Tjiliboet, assistent-esidentie Buitenzorg, 35.5 x 26 cm. 17.Gezicht op het land Kedong Badak en den grooten weg naar Buitenzorg, 35.8 x 26.4 cm. 22.In het Tengersche gebergte, Oosthoek van Java, "Java. Naar schilderijen en teekerningen van A.Salm, lid der Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten te Amsterdam. Op gebracht door J.C. Grieve Jnr. Amsterdam. Frans Buffa & Zonen," 36 x 26.5 cm.
Abraham Salm (1801-1876), spent twenty-nine years in Indonesia, first as a merchant in Surabaja and later as the owner of a tobacco plantation in Malang. Probably self-taught, he made numerous drawings and sketches of the landscapes of Eastern Java. Later, back in the Netherlands, he developed these sketches into oil paintings. In the second half of the 19th century his paintings of exotic Indonesia became very popular through the lithographs made by the celebrated painter and lithographer Johan Conrad Grieve (1837-1891). Bastin & Brommer pp.44, notes 658, 659. "Indeed they may be said to represent the highest point in the depiction of Indonesian topography by chromolithographic printing." J.Bastin, in the introductory essay of the facsimile edition of Java; Naar Schilderijen van A. Salm, Singapore, Gallery Editions, 1971, op.cit. p. 19.

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