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Ink and gouache on recycled paper, 107mm diameter.

My friend Lea, an art historian at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands, initially wanted to commission me for this geboortekaartje to announce the arrival of her baby boy, Arent (‘eagle’ in Dutch; the older spelling was deliberately chosen instead of the modern Arend). In the event, I decided to make her a gift of it.

Little Arent arrived into this world on the 12th November. Welcome, Arent; and congratulations, Lea and Jasper!