- Museum number
- Object: Native of the rank of Mantri Madura
Painting; three Javanese men; wearing head-dress, shirt and sarong. Man at the front has a kris or sword, secured to his back with a waist wrap. House and trees are in the background.
oil on canvas
- Production date
- 1810 (circa)
Height: 19.70 centimetres (image only)
Height: 22.60 centimetres (original card mount)
Height: 21.50 centimetres
Width: 14.90 centimetres (image only)
Width: 17.60 centimetres (original card mount)
Width: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
One of several paintings by William Daniell, originally painted for Thomas Stamford Raffles, History of Java. Similar images are in the 1817 edition of the book.
The prints in the book are credited as 'London. Published by Black, Parbury and Allen, Leadenhall Street, 1817'.
This painting shows 3 figures in traditional Javanese costume; the same 3 figures are represented in 3-dimensional form, carved from wood, in the main Raffles collection, acquired in 1859:
As1859,1228.185 Figure with rolled object on shoulder
As1859,1228.187 Figure with box on shoulder
As1859,1228.188 Figure in striped shirt in foreground
See Nigel Barley, 'The Golden Sword. Sir Stamford Raffles and the East' (1999), colour plate 2, which is captioned "Plate 2. A Madurese of the rank of Mantri, oil painting on card, based on a group of wooden figures Raffles collected in Java (see Introduction, fig.1). The painting is probably by William Daniell, who used it in turn for one of his engravings in 'The History of Java'. BM Ethno Oc/RAF/PA7, Raffles Collection."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017 6 Oct-26 Mar, National Gallery Singapore, Artist and Empire
- Painting is in good condition, the mount is good.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: As2006-Ptg8-Dan