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Denmark unconquered, though captive

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1941 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aj (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR21

On April 9, 1940, Denmark was invaded by Nazi Germany as part of Operation Weserübung and remained occupied throughout World War II. The Grundtvig Church was an important symbolic site of resistance within Denmark.

Physical description

Blue, green and white geometric illustration of the Grundtvig Church, Copenhagen. Danish flag (red & white) in foreground.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


ca. 1941 (made)


Aj (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

DENMARK, Unconquered, Though Captive

artist's monogram

Descriptive line

Second World War poster with image of the Grundtvig Church, Copenhagen. USA, ca. 1941.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Politics; War; Church; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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