Eindhoven: This house was built by Pierre Cuypers on behalf of the retired goldsmith Antoon Hermans. Vincent gave painting lessons in the house of this amateur painter. Compositions were created using Hermans’s collection of jugs, pots and bottles. Vincent also painted these still lifes himself. Part of the used objects have remained intact and can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. At the beginning of August 1884 Hermans commissioned Vincent to make a series of paintings to decorate his dining room.