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Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan collection

Identifier: ubl143

Scope and Contents

The drawings and oil sketches kept in Leiden all originate from the artist’s early career. Among them there are several self portraits, a design for an anti-smoking poster and portraits of actors.


  • Creation: First quarter of the 20th century
  • Creation: Bulk First quarter of the 20th century


Conditions Governing Use

Regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.

Biographical / Historical

Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan is known as a profilic cartoon draughtsman who worked for several newspapers and magazines in the Netherlands. He made many thousands of cartoons for Het Leven, De Groene Amsterdammer, het Parool en Vrij Nederland. Besides that he was active as a film and theatre critic.


30 drawings and oil sketches

Language of Materials


Abstract in Dutch

Tekeningen van de kunstenaar Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan

Abstract in English

Drawings by the artist Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan

Physical Location

Leiden University Library, Special Collections

Other Finding Aids

No separate inventory of Jordaan's donation exists. They have been recorded in the Digital Collections

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Shortly before moving from Amsterdam to the more quiet provincial town of Zelhem in 1961, Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan donated some 2300 drawings and prints to the Leiden Print Room. It was decided that his cartoons should be kept at a more appropriate museum and they were transferred in 1976 to the Atlas van Stolk in Rotterdam. Only the more artistic drawings were retained in Leiden.


No future additions are to be expected.

Related Materials

The University Library houses some more drawings by L.J. Jordaan, orginating from the collection of Dr. A. Welcker

Separated Materials

The drawings and prints donated to the Atlas van Stolk in Rotterdam can be found in their online database Atlas van Stolk and in the website of the Geheugen van Nederland and the Europeana website.


The material of this collection can be requested at the Special Collections Reading Room.

Processing Information

The drawings have been integrated into the general collections of drawings and prints and were given the inventory numbers PK-1961-T-9 to PK-1961-T-38.

Collection guide of the Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan collection (First quarter of the 20th century)
Collectie Leendert Jurriaan Jordaan
Jef Schaeps, 2010
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Beschrijving is in het Engels.

Repository Details

Part of the Leiden University Libraries Archives & Collections Repository

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Leiden 2311 BG Netherlands
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