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Tagged With: Van Aken

Lost lives

The summer is sadly over, but three cheers for the damper weather and darker days as encouragement to hole up and write.  Time to recapture tales of siblings, discover the true identity of that lace capped woman that somehow you inherited because no one else wanted her portrait, or just catalogue old letters, photos and … Continue reading »

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Writing About Other People’s Families

I am writing about the life of the three Van Aken brothers who travelled from Antwerp to London to make a living as artists.  The first evidence of their work is an engraving of a portrait by Arnold dated 1718 recorded in the Heinz Archive at National Portrait Gallery, London.  The next is a painting … Continue reading »

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