30.04.2015 Van Gogh Museum reaction : “the only confirmed photograph… is shot from behind”

“Van Gogh photo unlikely to be him, experts say.

A photo purporting to show Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard is unlikely to be him, the Parool reports on Thursday.

The photograph is to be auctioned by Brussels antiquarian bookstore and auction house The Romantic Agony in June. The catalogue describes the picture as a ‘remarkable portrait of Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh’.

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However, the only confirmed photographs of Van Gogh show the painter as a child, plus one of him as an adult sitting with Bernard and shot from behind, the Parool says.

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