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Netherlands - Beautiful Dutch Resistance Drawings compilation - by famous resistance fighter L.J. Jordaan - 1945

Netherlands - Beautiful Dutch Resistance Drawings compilation - by famous resistance fighter L.J. Jordaan - 1945

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 color --and with starting 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 wrappered, 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 specialized in political cartoons and worked for De Ware Jacob (1904-1910), De Nederlandsche Spectator (1907-1908), The World (1911-1913), The Nutcracker (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 discussed 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)."

Small damage underneath (see photos), but only on the last few pages.

Fantastic book published in 1945 briefly after the liberation of the Netherlands, highly decorative!

Type by famous resistance fighter L.J. Jordaan
Country of Origin Netherlands
Army Unit Beautiful Dutch Resistance Drawings compilation
Year of Manufacture 1945
Original/ Replica Original
Condition Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity No
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