‘Vase with poppies’ is a real Van Gogh

A painting in the museum Wadsworth Atheneum in the Us city of Hartford does indeed appear to have been painted by Vincent van Gogh.

It comes to ‘Vase with poppies’ from 1886. There was for many years doubted whether the work of the hand of the Dutch painter. Experts from the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam have now that the authenticity is determined.

According to the experts fits ‘Vase with poppies’ in a series of works that Van Gogh painted shortly after in Paris, he arrived in the spring of 1886. He painted there, especially flowers (‘kleurenstudies’), because he had no money to human models to pay.

The American museum received the oil painting in 1957 from the estate of the American writer and art collector, Anne Parrish. Now that the authenticity is established, it is the second Van Gogh that the museum owns. The other work is a self-portrait.

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