E-106-1-RADEN-SALEH The pioneer of modern Indonesian art was Raden Saleh (1807-1880). The paintings of this modern artist were bought at a high price at an auction in Christies’ Public Sale Building, Singapore, in March 1994. There, one of Raden Saleh’s paintings was sold for $300,000 (Singapore) (Rp. 405,000,000) The title of that painting is, “The Eruption of the Mt. Merapi Volcano”. Painted in 1886 with oil framed canvas, it is 61.8 cm x 104.4 cm.