Masked Men of the Theater Acting in "Topéing," Java, Indonesia Description This photograph of a theatrical performance in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress.
The East India Company (EIC) was an English company formed to pursue trade with the East Indies but ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent, Qing Dynasty China, North-West Frontier Province and Balochistan. The company rose to account for hal
Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1807 - 1880) is one of the best known painters from Indonesia and a pioneer of modern Indonesian art. His paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and inventiveness in his work. Raden Saleh, was born into a noble Javanese family - a grandson of Sayyid Abdullah Bustaman from his mother's side. His father was Sayyid Husen bin Alwi bin Awal bin Yahya.