Title: Lukisan-Lukisan Koleksi Ir. Dr. Sukarno, ...
Peking, The People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 1957. 2 vols. large stout 4°. Orig. full brown coloured leatherette, title in four languages, indonesian, english, chinese and russian, with bold gilt lettering on both front boards, blind-stamped decoration at tail of both boards with volume-indication, spines abundantly gilt decorated, in original boards slipcases, each with a large coloured illustration on front side, original marbled heavy paper endpapers. 35, 15pp. of introd., editorial text and tables of contents, incl. artists'names. With tog. 206 beautifully coloured plates, printed on art paper, tipped-in, with explanatory text printed on each facing page in indonesian, english, chinese and russian text. Overall text also in indonesian, english, chinese and russian. These two massive volumes, compiled by Dullah, painter to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, describes and illustrates the complete collection of paintings in the collection of the first President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno (1901-1970). After his death in 1970 this vast collection gradually diminished to the size as it is now held at the former presidential palace. Printed in a limited De-luxe edition, not-for-the trade. Volume I also holds a facsimilé after an original "Message from the President" [Sukarno), reproduced on page 11/12. Amongst the artists one finds a.o. (:) Basuki Abdullah, A.A. GD. Sobrat, WJ Barwa, WJ Durus, BG Made, Tji Pai-Se, Tjang Jen-San, Hiroshi, W. Russell Flint, Antonio Blanco.A very fine set, still of great historical interest. The rare De-luxe Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 43897
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