Beautiful wooden sculpture of a monkey with young by the versatile Amsterdam artist Barend Jordens (1888 - 1972) in the 1930s. In addition to wood carver, Jordens was also a watercolorist, sculptor, glass designer, ceramist and furniture designer. From 1919 he was a wood carving and sculpting teacher at the Quellinus Applied Arts School in Amsterdam. In his work, the subject of the nude often returns, but also representations of animals. In the case of this wooden sculpture, a monkey holds her young in her arms, a tender expression of protection and love. The work is signed on the back of the monkey with the monogram 'B.J.'.