KISMONO (19TH/20TH CENTURY)
'The Kali Bezar in Jakarta (Batavia), 1929'
Signed lower left
Titled and dated lower right
Pen and ink, heightened with red, green and white on two sheets of paper, approx. 55.5 x 156 cm
A unique bird’s eye view of the Kali Bezar in Batavia in 1929 with from left to right; De Crediet en Handelsvereeniging Rotterdam with two towers, with a single tower De Bataviasche Zee & Brandassurantiemij, the next large building is De Assurantiemij Sluyters & Co, the tower at the end of the left bank De Javasche Bank, the bridge to the right bank De Javabankbrug and on the right bank more, mainly office buildings. Nothing is known about the artist Kismono.