Inventory no.: 925

Dullah – Indonesian Artist/Painter


Dullah (Indonesia, 1919-1996)

Portrait of an Elderly Balinese Hindu Priest

Signed ‘Dullah / Bali 1973’

Oil on Canvas

width: 49cm; height: 59cm

with frame – width: 60cm; height: 69cm

Dullah was born in Surakarta (Solo) in central Java. He is most known for his landscapes and portraits. He was the Presidential Palace painter in the 1950s and received many commissions to paint influential people.

He was the editor of the now-famous two volume catalogue of the then President Sukarno’s private art collection, published in 1956.

This picture shows a kindly-looking, elderly Balinese man attired in the white garb of a Hindi priest, and was painted during one of Dullah’s many stays on Bali.


from the collection of the late Ian Duncan Wallace QC. Ian Duncan Wallace QC was a prominent London-based construction law expert and Queens Counsel. He was also an art collector. A book of essays on construction law was published in his honour during his life time. He passed away in 2006.

Inventory no.: 925