|Place||Jogjakarta, DKJ, Indonesia|
|Place of Acquisition||From painter, Jl Tungah Padi, Umbul Arjo, Jogjakarta, DIJ, Indonesia|
|Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
||Sulasno (Wonosari 1957 – )|
|Size||79cm x 64cm|
|Current Location||Bangkok, Thailand (Home)|
|Description||Prince Diponegoro a leading member of the Javanese aristocracy son of the Jogjakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono who was born in 1785.
The rebel forces laid siege to Yogyakarta, and when it was ended by colonial and European troops in 1825 continued fighting a guerrilla war for five years, which became known as Java War.
Eventually Prince Diponegoro was invited to a peace conference, but was betrayed, captured and exiled in Sulawesi where he died in 1855.
(Adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_War)
Here Prince Diponegoro is portrayed at home, and with irony, the painter includes at his feet a figure illustrating the Dutch colonizer/intruder, smaller in stature and status when compared to the Prince.
A painting with the same design was exposed at the exhibition “Pameran Lukisan Kaca Sulasno” which was held by Bentara Budaya Jogjakarta on 7-14 April 1993.