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Rare Van Gogh masterpiece “Street Scene in Montmartre” sells for $15.4 million

PARIS — A unusual painting by Vincent Van Gogh was bought at auction Thursday by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros ($15.4 million).

The sale of “Street Scene in Montmartre” was hugely expected as it was a person of the number of paintings by the Dutch Impressionist master to nonetheless have been in non-public fingers. The auction residence had anticipated it to sell for in between 5 million euros and 8 million euros.

Sotheby’s stated the perform had remained in the exact same loved ones selection for much more than 100 a long time, out of the general public eye.

It depicts a windmill named the Pepper Mill, witnessed from the street under a bright sky, with a person, a girls and a tiny girl walking in front of wooden palisades that surrounded the put.

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It was painted in 1887, one 12 months just after Van Gogh moved to Paris and lived in Montmartre whilst he was lodging with his brother Theo. He left the French cash in 1888 for southern France, wherever he lived right until his dying in 1890.

It was among above 30 will work getting offered by Sotheby’s on Thursday from masters such as Modigliani, Rodin, Camille Claudel, Degas, Klee and Magritte.