The most recent Vincent Van Gogh painting to grace the world stage was unveiled on Monday in Amsterdam. The latest artistic endeavor by the deceased artist is titled Sunset at Montmajour, according to this Grab Media video report on Sept. 9, 2013, and it was painted as early as 1888.
Sunset at Montmajour differs from Van Gogh's other works in that it is the first full-sized canvas by the famous artist. Additionally, it was not signed by him, which prompted the Museum in Amsterdam to state it was not a Van Gogh back in 1991, when it was first presented to them for authenticity.
Better research methods since then has resulted in the painting now being attributed to Gogh, whose works can command more than a million dollars each. But letters written by Gogh describing the painting to his brother also serve to support the painting is indeed the art work which museum officials say they knew existed but didn't know where it was.
In a surprise twist to the story, the family who had this masterpiece sequestered in their attic for years, are enjoying something Van Gogh enjoyed in his earlier years: anonymity. Museum officials are keeping their names and information private, so the press is unable to name the newest Van Gogh owners. But the painting can be viewed at the Van Gogh Museum on Sept. 24 in Amsterdam. And the artists' fans around the world hope that it will be viewable at other museums in the future.