The Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Delft painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. I tried to do the same photographing this girl. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague. It is sometimes referred to as “the Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa”. The Vermeer Centrum in Delft has no paintings of the master, only reproductions.