The Castle of Batavia

Oil on canvas | 108 x 151.5cm | c. 1661

Andries Beeckman

The market of Batavia, with the fortress of the Dutch East India Company in the background. There are Javanese selling fruit, a Chinese selling fish, and Mollucans kicking a rattan ball. The market public includes Japanese, Indonesians, ‘mardijkers’ ...
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