Found a new Van Gogh painting

Found a new Van Gogh painting

A previously unknown painting by Vincent van Gogh has been found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The work, which depicts trees, bushes and the sky was many years in the attic in the house of the Norwegian private collector. Museum experts who studied the painting, when its owner decided to find out whose hands this work, pinpointed the style and materials of the great artist.

Found a new Van Gogh painting

This is the first full-length painting of Van Gogh, discovered in 1928. The museum's director Axel Ruger said that this discovery "once in a lifetime." Experts also set the date of its creation - July 4, 1888, as the artist exactly describe the picture in his letter to his brother.

Found a new Van Gogh painting

After that, when the work was sold in 1901 to an unknown buyer, she disappeared and was found again in the estate of Norwegian industrialist Nicholas Mastada after his death in 1970. The French ambassador in Sweden visited the collector shortly before his death and said that the picture is likely a fake. As a result, Mastad took a picture of the attic.

After his death, the collector's family contacted the Van Gogh Museum in 1991, to check the authenticity of the picture, but received the reply that it is not painted by the artist.