Both are in a rare excellent condition and 70 cm high.
|Rudolf Bonnet, Sukarno collection|
The Swedish family also had this sketch of Ni Radji:
Provenance: Petra Vandiver (1911-1992). She was married with Marion Vandiver (1913–1991) an important man in the history of Garuda Indonesia.
They bought the portraits early 1955, for 2000 Rupiah each. On a copy of the form for the bank transfer (9th of February 1955) Mr. Vandiver wrote later: ‘Balinese paintings, models for Presidents Palace Djakarta – Mrs. Vandivers collection’.
Mr. Vandiver graduated from the Dallas Aviation School. He was representing the Link Blind-Flying Instrument Co. in Paris at the time the German army occupied Paris in 1940. He was interned there, but escaped in 1941 to Portugal and returned to the United States.
The Vandivers lived seven years in Indonesia and were friends of Rudolf Bonnet. Later Mr. Vandiver became Far Eastern Representative for Lockheed Aircraft, based in Hong Kong. At the end of her live Madam Vandiver moved to Stockholm where she died in 1992.