Early Van Gogh to be shown at TEFAF art fair in Maastricht

City scape with drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh
City scape with drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh. Photo: Ivo Bouwman

A rarely seen early work by Vincent van Gogh will be displayed by art dealer Ivo Bouwman at the international art fair TEFAF in Maastricht on Saturday. The painting, titled Cityscape with drawbridge, has been privately owned for 114 years, ANP reports. 

Van Gogh (1853-1890) left this painting with his mother in Nuenen before he left for Paris in November 1885. Cityscape with drawbridge has only been shown in three Van Gogh exhibitions. The first was in Rotterdam in 1904, where the grandmother of the current owner acquired it. The second was in 1956 in Munich and the last time was in Paris in 1960.

Art dealer Ivo Bouwman, from The Hague, again confirmed the painting's authenticity after extensive research in the Van Gogh Museum. The exact location shown in the painting has not yet been found. 

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