Van Gogh Landscape Sold for €7 Million in French Auction
An early landscape painting by Vincent Van Gogh has sold for €7m ($8.3m) at an auction in Paris. Painted in 1882, Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes depicts peasant women working on the land, inspired by countryside around The Hague in the Netherlands.
It was bought by an American collector after a bidding war that pushed the price above its estimate of €3m-€5m. The painting is the first Van Gogh to be auctioned in France for more than 20 years.
“It’s fetched such a high price [compared to the estimate] because there are hardly any Van Goghs on the market,” said the auctioneer, Francis Briest. “You can only find them in private collections or museums, and therefore buyers are prepared to pay over the odds for a work of this quality and importance.”
Van Gogh painted the work when he was 29 years old, during a formative period spent living near The Hague. The painting was the only landscape work Van Gogh produced at the time.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org