Museum Authenticates New Vincent Van Gogh Painting, Sunset at Montmajour
The Van Gogh Museum announced that it has authenticated a new Van Gogh painting. The painting, "Sunset at Montmajour" has been stored in the attic of a Norwegian house. The owner had been told the painting was a fake because it was not signed. But newer techniques of authentication, coupled with new expert opinions and a letter by Van Gogh himself describing the painting exactly all led the museum to declare the painting the real deal.
Van Gogh painted the work in Arles, France in 1888 during the most important period of the artist's work. During this time period he also created masterpieces such as "Sunflowers," "The Yellow House" and "The Bedroom."
The museum's director, Axel Rüger made the announcement. The painting is of the landscape of Montmajour in Provence, France, a popular subject of the artist. The painting will be on exhibit at the Van Gogh museum later this month. The AP reports: