286 Full-Color Animal Illustrations: From Jardine's by Sir William Jardine

By Sir William Jardine

A mind-blowing variety of flora and fauna looks during this advantageous choice of painstakingly exact 19th-century drawings. either artists and animal enthusiasts will treasure those fabulous illustrations of mammals, birds, fish, and bugs. A useful archive of royalty-free artwork. Captions.

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The Dutch watched warily, Maass continued, but despite all they had heard of Nazi atrocities, they saw no looting, no cel­ ebrating, and certainly no killing and raping. This brief era of forebearance reflected a miscalculation on the part of the Germans—they believed, at first, that the Dutch were fellow “Nordics” so occ u pi e d hol l a n d 27 closely tied to Germany by culture, language, and “blood” that Holland could smoothly be annexed into greater Germany. That belief did not last long. In February 1942, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, confided his impatience to his diary: “The Dutchman’s character is in many respects quite strange to us,” he groused.

At home in famously tolerant Holland since the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the Jews had let down their guard. But even if they had grasped the full extent of Nazi fanaticism as soon as the war began, by then it was too late. Like their Christian neighbors, Holland’s Jews put their faith in neutrality. Then they waited, “a little prayerful and very hopeful,” in the words of the Dutch historian A. J. ” Those hopes had been betrayed. Before the war, the Jewish population of Holland was 140,000.

Hebborn, especially, continually resorts to cook­ ing analogies. A drawing “may be baked, not burnt, in a moderate oven,” he instructs, in a discussion of how to make ink cut its way into the surface of the page, as it eventually does in old drawings. ” H av i ng s e e n s om e of the obstacles facing a would-be forger of drawings, let us turn to oil paintings. Later we will look in detail at how forgers go about making “old” paintings, but for now the point to emphasize is a general one—forging paintings is difficult, and forging old paintings is terribly dif­ ficult.

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