Van Gogh painting, considered as a forgery, becomes authentic in 2018.
Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Amsterdam Van Gogh museum announced that a painting, priory declared to be a forgery, was indeed an artwork by Van Gogh.
Private individuals donated in 1960 a painting, titled Still Life with Chestnuts, to the Museum of San Francisco. Several experts doubted the authenticity of the artwork, and was not reported to the “Catalogue raisonne” of Van Gogh works. Milou Bollen, a spokesperson for the Van Gogh Museum told A.F.P., end of 2018, that the painting from the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco was indeed by the hand of Vincent Van Gogh.
Experts of the Van Gogh museum discovered under the still life the portrait of a woman. VanGogh often reused older paintings because of lack of money.
According to a Dutch newspaper, Still Life with Fruits and Chestnuts was painted in Paris in autumn of 1886. The painting belonged to the mother of the French painter Emile Bernard, a friend of Vincent van Gogh. Each year, the Van Gogh Museum is asked to examine about 200 works to determine if they were made by the Dutch artist. In total,
have been added to the official list of his works since 1988, reported de newspaper. Founded in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the world's largest collection of post-impressionist masterpieces.