Gudmund Hentze (1875-1948) – Thousand and One Nights

The danish artist Gudmund Hentze (1875-1948) was a very productive book illustrator and industrial designer during the first half of the 20th century. His style was among others inspired by Aubrey Beardsley.

His posterity has been quite negatively effected by his political choices in life. He was involved in reactionary politics and his views on art was early on much like that of the german nazis. His national romantic illustrations were used by danish nazis during the 1930:s and he supported the german occupation of Denmark.

I got a nice old illustrated edition of ‘Thousand and One Nights’ from my grandmother with illustrations by Hentze and thought that it might be a good idea to share some of the illustrations. Some of them are really nice inspiration for roleplaying and other things.

After looking a short while at Hentzes illustrations in this book you quickly realize that the man liked female breasts quite a lot. I actually gets quite irritation after a while.

Please try to figure out what they are doing on the pictures,

Click on the pictures in order to get larger versions

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