31 Oct '16, 3am

Search For Lost Vincent van Gogh Bed: Immortalized in three paintings, the bed made famous by Vincent van Gog...

Search For Lost Vincent van Gogh Bed: Immortalized in three paintings, the bed made famous by Vincent van Gog...

Britain-based Van Gogh expert Martin Bailey said the bed on which Van Gogh slept while living in the scenic southern French city of Arles may have ended up in a home in Boxmeer in The Netherlands after World War II. Bailey based his belief on his discovery of a letter written in 1937 by Van Gogh’s cousin, Vincent Willem, in which he said he still possessed the bed of his famous uncle, who committed suicide in 1890. “This was a key letter that showed that the bed had survived and had been taken to The Netherlands,” Bailey told Dutch public broadcaster NOS. “This was a real surprise for me. That was (also) not known to Van Gogh scholars,” said Bailey, who started off on an intriguing search to trace historic pieces of furniture. Bailey contacted Johan van Gogh, the elderly son of Van Gogh’s cousin “and he actually, to my astonishment remembered the bed”. Johan van Gogh, 94, ...

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