Lost Van Gogh Painting Goes on Display

  • Long thought to be a fake, Sunset at Montamjour was recently verified as a Van Gogh original.

    Long thought to be a fake, Sunset at Montamjour was recently verified as a Van Gogh original.

  • The recently refurbished Van Gogh Museum will display the work until January 12.

    The recently refurbished Van Gogh Museum will display the work until January 12.

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Another reason to visit the recently refurbished Van Gogh Museum: Sunset at Montmajour, a large and long-lost canvas that Vincent van Gogh painted in the south of France in 1888, just two years before his untimely death. Labeled a fake more than a century ago and left for decades in a Norwegian attic, the work has recently been verified as an original, and now takes pride of place in an exhibition entitled “Van Gogh at Work,” which runs until January 12. –Christi Hang

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2013 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Lost and Found”)

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