This project "Close to Vermeer" only succeeds but with the help of (already):
- Thx to Stephanie & Marion, my models for this project.
- Kind regards to Jonathan Janson and Timothy Brook for the advice. Jonathan is a remarkably knowledgeable about Vermeer's work, take a look at his website: essentialvermeer.com Timothy Brook has written this fine book about the origin of certain things in the work of Vermeer:
- I also thank the people of the Maagdenhuis Museum in Antwerp.
They made sure that I could have an authentic location, necessary for the shooting of this project.
Daniel Sadija, Rudi and all other employees of the museum, big thank you!
- Big thanks to the teacher Sophie Troch and her student Herman Op de Beeck of the studio 'Stained glass' of the Royal Academy of Fine policy on art part-time art in Antwerp for the production of the beautiful replica of the stained glass.
- Kind regards to Professor Steadman for his unexpectedly quick and very friendly answer. Such a pitty he couldn't help me.
- Thanks to Hilde of "De Juiste Maat" from Temse for the advice, the support and for making an excellent replica of the dress of the "Woman with Jug".
- Wim Nys, Advisor team responsible collection and study of the Silver Museum Province of Antwerp ... thanks for the advice on the silverware occurring in the ultimate Vermeer painting on which I base my project. Also thanks for the advice when buying my own "Vermeer Jug" and the search for a matching silver basin!
- "Merci" Luc Van Ranst from the same company for the advice and the tip contact of the eponymous studio Georges Cuyvers.
- My thanks to the University of Leiden, in particular with Anneke Beekhof of the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries, for the help in the search for and delivering exactly the same wallchart as the paintings of Johannes Vermeer!
- Thanx to the people of the company Floorpromotion.
- Thanks Patrick Willems (Homeland), Marc G. De Bolle (Dumortier) and Christian Vrouyr (Vrouyr) for comprehensive advice on the typical tapestry that can be seen in this painting.
- Thanx to Susana Cortés Pérez from CarpetVista for the advice for the rug.
- My thanks also to Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, art historian and museum guide for advice on this project.
- Prof. Antoine De Moor, I am also grateful for additional advice on the carpet.
- Thanks to master Guy Claessens for the search for a replica of the basin from the painting.