New 'rare' Van Gogh drawing discovered and goes on display for first time

© KOEN VAN WEEL A newly discovered drawing attributed to Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh is on display at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. EPA

A newly discovered Vincent van Gogh drawing that has been hidden in a private collection for more than a century went on display for the first time at an Amsterdam museum on Thursday.

Study for Worn Out, which depicts an old man sitting in a chair, was sketched by van Gogh in November 1882 when he was just starting the career that would later produce masterpieces like Sunflowers.

The owners, a Dutch family that bought the pencil drawing around 1910, asked the Van Gogh Museum to authenticate it and experts confirmed that it was indeed a “new work” by Van Gogh.

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“This one has never been seen before anywhere. It’s the first time that this drawing is out in the open,” Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher at the Van Gogh Museum, said.

“It comes from a Dutch private collection where it has been for a very long time. And this is the first time and occasion that the world is able to see it.”

The new drawing will be on temporary display at the museum until January 2 before returning to the owners.

© Provided by The National The ‘Study for Worn Out’ was sketched by Van Gogh in November 1882. EPA

“It’s quite rare for a new work to be attributed to Van Gogh,” said Emilie Gordenker, director of the Van Gogh Museum.

“We’re proud to be able to share this early drawing and its story with our visitors.”

‘Lucky find’

The drawing depicts a bald, elderly labourer from a pensioners’ home dressed in a waistcoat, trousers and boots, sitting on a wooden chair with his head in his hands.

The Van Gogh museum already owns a similar drawing called Worn Out, which the artist made at about the same time and said he preferred.

Both drawings are part of a series of “hundreds and hundreds” of sketches that Van Gogh made when he was living in The Hague and learning the artist’s trade.

We didn’t expect it to be out there but it was out there, so this was a lucky find

Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher at the Van Gogh Museum

But while letters from Van Gogh to his beloved brother Theo indicated that there was at least one other sketch from the Worn Out sessions, which were on or around November 24, 1882, experts didn’t know if it still existed.

Meedendorp said it was a “total surprise” to find out that it did. “We didn’t expect it to be out there but it was out there, so this was a lucky find,” he said.

The owners, who have asked not to be named, approached the museum last year after it launched an appeal to private Van Gogh owners to contribute to a digital database listing all of his works.

‘Expressive’ drawing

Authenticating the work has been made easier by the fact that it is believed to have been bought from a well-known Van Gogh collector called Henk Bremmer in 1910, and then passed on through the family.

“Within the family it was always known as being a Van Gogh drawing – it was bought as one, and in the collection as one, and enjoyed as such,” said Meedendorp.

The drawing also “fits perfectly” with Van Gogh’s “expressive” style of scratches and strokes that make deep marks in the paper.

Further evidence that it is a real Van Gogh is that the drawing uses materials he is known to have employed in the period including a carpenter’s pencil, watercolour paper with a specific watermark, and traces of damage on the back from the way he used to attach paper to his drawing board.

The museum says it even knows the identity of the old man, a pensioner with a distinctive bald head and white sideburns called Jacobus Zuyderland, who was 72 at the time.

He went on to outlive Van Gogh, who committed suicide at the age of 37 in 1890.

Van Gogh’s vivid post-Impressionist expressionist works like Irises and Starry Night have become world famous but there has been increasing interest in his earlier, more muted Dutch period.

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