Two study portraits of Mas Marco Kartodikromo (1890-1932)
One inscribed Kartodikromo lower right
Pencil on European paper, 32.5 x 19.6 cm
Born into a wealthy noble family in Blora, former Dutch East Indies, Mas Marco Kartodikromo was a Javanese author and vocal critic of the Dutch colonial government. After a failed communist uprising Kartodikromo was imprisoned by the Dutch in New Guinea where he died of malaria.