Van Loon

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In my book-shelf there stands an 18th century history book (1772) with an Ex Libris by the Regent family van Loon. Handwritten is the name J.W. van Loon. The family Van Loon is an influential family. Take for example Willem Jansz van Loon, he was one of the co founders of the V.O.C. back in 1602, this family plays an important role in Dutch history. I decided to write my own name in this book next to the signature of J.W. Van Loon and asked myself how am i connected to the history of this family?

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Drawing 420×150 cm, charcoal on paper   27 augus t 2015

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The 18th century history book with my name writtin in it right above.

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Detail of drawing.

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Detail of drawing.