Scope and Contents
The focus of the collection is the period in Dutch history when Holland was part of the French empire (1795-1815). It gives a quite complete survey of the newsprints and broadsides that were made in those years. Except these there are historical prints from other periods, amongst others some interesting satirical prints from the sixteenth century. The collection also contains various charactatures of Napoleon.
In a letter, dated 3 April 1935, De Jonge writes the following about his collection:
"Een verzameling historieprenten, pamfletten en bijbehorende boekjes, almanakken enz., in hoofdzaak betrekking hebbende op de patriottentijd in het begin der Bataafse Republiek, doch ook op voorafgaande en latere perioden, alsmede diverse spotprenten op Napoleon" [ A collection consisting of historical prints, pamphlets and accompanying books, almanacs, etc. which mainly deal with the age of the patriots at the start of the Dutch Republic, but also with earlier and later historical periods. The collection also contains various charicatures of Napoleon ]
- Creation: 1550-1900
- Creation: Bulk 1780-1820
Conditions Governing Use
Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.
Biographical / Historical
Nothing is known about the collector Gerrit Jan de Jonge, except that he was born in Amsterdam on 14 Juni 1877 and died there in 1972.
1125 items (circa)
Language of Materials
Abstract in Dutch
Een verzameling die voornamelijk bestaat uit historieprenten die betrekking hebben op de periode waarin Nederland onder Frans bewind stond (1795-1815). Hiernaast bevat de collectie ook prenten uit andere perioden, waaronder een aantal spotprenten uit de zestiende eeuw.
Abstract in English
The focus of the collection is the period in Dutch history when Holland was part of the French empire (1795-1815). Except these there are historical prints from other periods, amongst others some interesting satirical prints from the sixteenth century.
Leiden University Library, Special Collections
Other Finding Aids
No inventory of the collection exists so far. They can be accessed through an annotated copy of Muller's Historieplaten in the reading room and will be catalogued eventually in Digital Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collector Gerrit Jan de Jonge deposited his collection in 1935 in the Print Room of the University as a loan. In 1946 the collector asked for the return of three valuable, coloured prints, while he added six new ones to his loan in 1954. As became clear after De Jonge’s death in 1972, his will stipulated that the Dutch state would be the new owner. The state accepted the inheritance but donated the prints to Leiden University.
No future additions are to be expected.
- F. Muller, De Nederlandsche geschiedenis in platen. Beredeneerde beschrijving van Nederlandsche historieplaten, zinneprenten en historische kaarten. 4 dln. Amsterdam 1863-1882. (PRENTK 85 7010-7013)
The material of this collection can be requested at the Special Collections Reading Room.
The prints are part of the general collection of historical prints.
- Collection guide of the Gerrit Jan de Jonge collection (1550-1900)
- Collectie Gerrit Jan de Jonge
- Jef Schaeps, 2007
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- Beschrijving is in het Engels.