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Van Gogh Museum Acquires Important Watercolor for Its Collection

van gogh Van Gogh Museum Acquires Important Watercolor for Its Collection

Vincent van Gogh, "Pollard Willow" (1882). (Courtesy Van Gogh Museum)

The Van Gogh Museum has made its first acquisition in five years, the watercolor Pollard Willow, which the artist said in an 1882 letter to his brother was “the best of the watercolours” he was making at the time.

The painting was purchased at a London auction earlier this year for €1.5 million ($1.9 million), according to the Associated Press. Executed in the Hague in 1882, the work is a pinnacle of this period in the painter’s career. A special presentation focusing on the painting will be on view at the museum until July 10.