Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and congratulations to Blaire Bomber for winning the drawing! She correctly answered that the first painting is the fake and the second is the real Vermeer. For answering correctly and winning the drawing Blaire will be receiving a copy of Jonathan Lopez’s book The Man Who Made Vermeers.
So now you can see how easy it was for van Meegeren to fool everyone with his fake Vermeers. If you want to learn more about his crafty ways stop by the museum tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Lopez will be there to lecture about van Meegeren, answer questions and autograph copies of his book.
See you all there!