Experts Authenticate Connecticut Museum's Van Gogh

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March 22, 2019 - 4:26 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that's long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated by Dutch researchers.

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting "Vase with Poppies" has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam as having been painted by the Dutch artist in 1886, just after he moved to Paris.

It has been in the museum's collection since 1957.

The Hartford Court reports that it authenticity was called into question in 1990 by art historian and Van Gogh expert Walter Feilchenfeldt.

The Atheneum now has two Van Goghs in its collection. The other is a self-portrait painted in 1887.

"Vase with Poppies" will go back on display in Connecticut April.