Is this the only photo of Van Gogh as an adult?

GemmaHart

GemmaHart

2016-03-04 15:23:37

An art expert is claiming to have found the only photograph of Vincent Van Gogh as an adult in existence. 

The image shows around 34 men sat in the Académie Julian in Paris toward the end of the 19th century. The man who is thought to be Van Gogh is pictured stood next to another Dutchman, Andries Bonger who was the brother-in-law of Van Gogh’s brother Theo.

Art expert Antonio De Robertis has based his claim on the likeness of the man in the photograph and the numerous self portraits Van Gogh painted in his lifetime. 

The image is currently owned by the National Institute of Art History in Paris.

 


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