Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A 'New' Van Gogh

Another daub by Vincent van Gogh has emerged from obscurity: Sunset at Montmajour (1888). It is unsigned and was thought to be a fake. So it spent years consigned to the attic of a Norwegian collector, industrialist Christian Nicolai Mustad. After his death, his family contacted the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 1991 to have the painting authenticated, but again it was given the bum's rush. Modern research by the museum has proven it to be genuine. Not only is its palette correct for van Gogh's in 1888, but also he described it in a letter to his brother Theo. It was painted on 4 July 1888 (CLICK).


At 10/9/13, Blogger A. Sim said...

One for fake or fortune.

At 11/9/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Too late. It's been authenticated. Took two years!


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