A remarkable collection of anti-German illustrations by the Dutch artist L.J. Jordaan which appeared between 1940 and 1945 in Amsterdam's leading weekly newspaper "De Groene". Executed in lavish colour --and with startling artistic skill-- these pointed attacks on all things German-related cut very deep and seem reminiscent in their jagged edge to the great Arthur Szyk. Collected in this wrapped, spiral-bound edition, the album has held up nicely. Clean and VG, with the immaculate plates on the rectos and accompanying text in Dutch on the versos.
Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan was born in Amsterdam on 30th December, 1885. Educated at the National Academy for Fine Arts in the Netherlands he specialised in political cartoons and worked for De Ware Jacob (1904-1910), De Nederlandsche Spectator (1907-1908), De Wereld (1911-1913), De Notenkraker (1909-1927). Jordaan moved to De Groene Amsterdammer in 1928. Three years later he became chief cartoonist on the journal. A strong opponent of Adolf Hitler, during the Second World War his anti-German cartoons were published in an underground edition of the journal. Mark Bryant has argued that his cartoon, De Vampyr (1940) is a comment on the New Order policy: "Jordaan's powerful vampire image has Germany sucking the very lifeblood out of Holland (note the gasmask and bayonet-blade spinal fins)."
Fantastic rare book published in 1945 briefly after the liberation of the Netherlands, highly decorative!
- by famous resistance fighter L.J. Jordan
- Country of Origin
- Army Unit
- Dutch photobook about German Occupation
- Year of Manufacture
- Original/ Replica
- Good condition
- Comes with certificate of authenticity