2 newly confirmed van Gogh drawings on show in Netherlands

Two drawings by Vincent van Gogh, including the newly identified one, were unveiled by the Singer Laren Museum and are part of the museum’s exhibition Impressionism and Beyond. A Wonderful Journey, on view till May 6, 2018. Singer Laren Museum photo.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Two drawings of a hill in Paris have been confirmed as works by Vincent van Gogh and went on display today at a Dutch museum.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said Tuesday that an 1886 drawing of Montmartre owned by the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation was recently confirmed as a work by the Dutch master based on extensive research into its “subject, style, technique, materials and provenance.”

Based on that research, a similar drawing in the Van Gogh Museum’s own collection also has been confirmed as an original by the Dutch artist most famous for his vibrant oil paintings. Both drawings are part of an exhibition titled “Impressionism & Beyond. A Wonderful Journey,” at the Singer Laren Museum near Amsterdam.

A press release on the Singer Laren Museum’s website notes: “With this discovery, a comparable drawing that had been written off earlier could also be awarded to van Gogh again. This work, entitled De heuvel van Montmartre (1886), is…unmistakably related to the newly discovered drawing…”

The exhibition includes artworks by French impressionists, post-impressionists and expressionists from the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation together with works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Signac, Matisse and Picasso. It runs through May 6.

Click to learn more about the Singer Laren Museum’s new exhibition.

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