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Rare Van Gogh sketches on public display for first time in 100 years

Rare Van Gogh sketches on public display for first time in 100 years
A drawing of Van Gogh’s The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry is unveiled at the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands.
(Photograph: Robin van Lonkuijsen/EPA)

Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands showcases rare drawings and sketches by van Gogh that has not been on public display since last 100 years.

These drawings are showcased together with works by Govert Flinck. It’s a rare treat to please the art lovers around the globe who can now explore these four forgotten works created by the Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and the 17th-century painter Govert Flinck came from the depths of the 100 years of dust.

These works include a Van Gogh drawing which was never seen before and which had been in a private collection up till now. The work is titled “The Hill of Montmartre with Quarries,” in which Van Gogh’s monochrome excellence is a spectacle. The artwork dates back to 1886, created during his stay in Antwerp and Paris. When he lived there, he was working in a studio of the leading French historical painter named Fernand Cormon. This sketch along with another drawing “The Hill of Montmartre,” will be unveiled on coming Tuesday at the exhibition of Singer Laren Museum in the central Netherlands.

“Such a discovery is always great. It’s really exceptional and does not often happen,” Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher for the Amsterdam-based Van Gogh Museum, shared with AFP.

Along with Van Gogh, two more previously forgotten works by Rembrandt’s student Govert Flinck (1615-1660) has also been revealed to its audiences at the Amsterdam Museum first time since its disappearance in 1895. These two portraits were discovered once the owner of the works visited an exhibition showcasing Flinck’s art at the Amsterdam Museum, as reported by The Guardian.