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Jean Vink

Netherlands 1883 – 1945

'BARABUDUR. Archaeological and Architectural Description' Description: A series of 15 collotype prints of Buddha statues at Borobudur from the original limited English edition of 100 copies of a 3 tome 2 volume 692 plate publication
Place made: Indonesia
Materials & Technique: photographs, Support: photographic paper
Place Published: The Hague

Edition Notes: The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1927 - 1931. Published in a limited edition of 215 and 100 copies of a Dutch and English language edition respectively, it is little wonder the book is very rare indeed. The 3 volumes of 692 plates cover all the artwork of this massive monument. Overviews, the statues and relief carvings, including those of the hidden foot. The most spectacular of the plates are the 15 images of the Buddha statues, this set a publishers remains.
Dimensions: image 28.5 h x 22.5 w cm sheet 50.0 h x 41.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.2219.1-15
Subject: Collection: The Leo Haks collection of 19th and early 20th century Asian photography, acquired 2007.
  • Leo Haks collection, Amsterdam, assembled between 1977– 2007.