I held the gun that probably killed Van Gogh—and here is its story The revolver discovered by a farmer in an Auvers field comes up for auction

As I picked up the rusted Lefaucheux revolver I was instantly struck how small and light it was. But cradling it in my hand, my mind quickly turned to Vincent van Gogh’s last moments as he pointed it towards his chest. The weapon is likely to have been the one he used to shoot himself in a wheatfield on the outskirts of Auvers-sur-Oise.

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