Van Gogh Museum rejects artist’s ‘lost sketchbook’

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Martin Bailey:

A set of 65 newly revealed Van Gogh drawings have been dismissed by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam as “imitations”. They appear in a book, entitled Vincent van Gogh: the Lost Arles Sketchbook, to be published on Thursday 17 November.

Launched at a press conference in Paris on 15 November, the publication reproduces drawings that are said to be pages from a disbound sketchbook used by Van Gogh from May 1888, soon after his arrival in Arles, up until shortly before he left the asylum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence two years later… Read more

Image: Joseph Ginoux II (Image: © éditions du Seuil)