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Van Gogh‘s earliest self-portrait found maybe
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Date: 10/28/05 at 8:01AM
Mood: Looking Playing: Painter man, by Creation
On Thursday night 27 October, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam in The Netherlands mentioned a possibly important discovery.
If, as suspected, that is really a self-portrait, then it would be Van Gogh’s earliest one.
From the Van Gogh museum:
A park with two faces
From 28 October to 8 January 2006, the Van Gogh Museum will be receiving numerous paintings on loan from the Noro Foundation.
This colourful view of a park was painted in the autumn of 1886 during Van Gogh’s sojourn in Paris.
In the preparatory stages of the exhibition, Aukje Vergeest (art historian, Van Gogh Museum) discovered a second image underneath the park scene, namely a portrait!
She described her find in the catalogue Een park met twee gezichten. Van Goghs Wandelaars in een park, Parijs, en ander werk uit de Noro Foundation (catalogue only in Dutch), and will discuss this Van Gogh as well as other works in the Noro Foundation.
Begins: 8:00 pm
Location: meet up at the information desk
Duration: app. 45 minutes