"Sunset at Montmajour" has been identified and authenticated by experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to be the 1888 painting the Dutch artist once described in a letter to his brother.
"For the first time in the history of the museum, that is in the past 40 years, a substantial capital new work of van Gogh has been discovered that was completely unknown in the literature," museum director Axel Rüger said in an interview with the New York Times.
"He is one of the most famous artists in the world and we always think we’ve seen everything and we know everything, and now we’re able to add a significant new work to his oeuvre."
The painting was authenticated by the artist's letters and after a two-year investigation into the style and materials used in the work.
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