LOT 1507
SOLD €300,00

Part two of Jaap van Dam's personal archive (1876-1972)

Consisting of sketch booklet with portraits of actors, more than 70 photos, more than 50 post cards, dozens of municipal documents (birth certificate, registration population register, etc.), more than 30 items of correspondence by business (theatre) contacts of Van Dam, business cards of Frans Bakker and Jan Maandag and more (see lot 1488), documents by Academie van Beeldende Kunsten en Technische Wetenschappen in Rotterdam, bills and receipts (incl. of Van Dam's wife's funeral in 1920, they married in 1906), entry tickets to theatre performances, various documents regarding the exhibitions Van Dam had contributed to, newspaper clippings, two fountain pens made of cut bone (previously belonging to actress Julia Antonia Mast-De Gruyter and her husband), etc.

This archive provides an exceptional view of Jaap van Dam's life and work, and is a beautiful documentation in addition to the drawings that are included in this auction. Aforementioned sketch booklet (11.5 x 16 cm) contains 24 portraits of actors in black crayon (1x grey washed), with captions such as: "Alexander Moissi als Fedja in Der lebende Leichman", "Alexander Moissi in Einsame Menschen"; "A. v.d. Horst als Valmorin in De Onbekende vrouw" (2x), "Emile Rameau als Polonius in Hamlet", "Emile Rameau als Alexandrov in Der lebende Leichman", "Lobo als de vuilnisman in Pygmalion" (2x) , "Max Pallenberg als Der Herr Minister", "Max Pallenberg in De Vrek" and more. The photo collection contains many family photos (incl. portraits of Van Dam himself), but also photos of Van Dam and colleagues at work, theatre groups, photos of floats present at Wilhelmina's coronation celebrations (see lot 1527 for drawings of these floats), the construction and total view of sets for the "Stad Tilburg 1934" exhibition and a photo of an industrial area with workers and brick carriages (see lot 1597). The documentation of the Rotterdamsche Academie where Van Dam was educated, contains competitions and prizes/ medals and honourable statements attributed to him (see next lot). Receipts in this lot mainly concern paint and materials by Laurent Bigot (1x addressed to Van Dam in a hotel in Tilburg, for his work for the "Stad Tilburg 1934" exhibition). Correspondence incl. items from Victoria & Albert Museum regarding Van Dam's submission for the International Theatre Exhibition, interesting documents regarding the "Groote Tuinbouwtentoonstelling te Zeist, 1909", many letters by René Sleeswijk (De Nederlandse Revue), letters by Theo Bouwmeester, Ger Ladage, Frans Bakker, Jacques van Tol (N.V. Het Holl. Theatre).

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