How a Van Gogh painting stayed hidden for more than a century

A canvas potentially worth millions has spent much of its life in an attic

Van Gogh painting
(Image credit: (AP Photo/Peter Dejong))

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam unveiled a major new find on Monday: A newly authenticated, but long overlooked, painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

The work, "Sunset at Montmajour," was painted at the pinnacle of Van Gogh's career, in the late 1880s during his time in the southern French town of Arles, where he also painted masterpieces such as "The Sunflowers," The Yellow House," and "The Bedroom."

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