Van Gogh landscape painting sells for a whopping 8.3 million dollars at French auction
Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings are known to sell for quite a large amount but a recent sale at an auction has made it to the top of the list. An early landscape painting by the Dutch artist on Monday was sold for a large amount of 8.3 million dollars at an auction in France.
The painting of the post-Impressionist painter titled “Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes” is of a peasant women working on her farmland, and is inspired by the countryside around The Hague in the Netherlands, according to various media reports. The painting was bought by an American collector following a fierce bidding war and interestingly the first Van Gogh painting to be auctioned in France in more than 20 years. According to the auctioneer Francis Briest, the painting fetched such a high price because there are not many Van Gogh paintings on the market as they are only found in private collections or museums.
The Van Gogh painting is one that he the worked on when he was 29 years old and during his formative period spent living near The Hague. Interestingly, the last Vincent Van Gogh painting to sell in France was at an auction in Paris, which was sold in the mid-1990s for 10 million dollars; the painting was titled “The Garden at Auvers”.