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Van Gogh's Landscape 'Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes' Sells For $8.27M at Auction in Paris

Van Gogh's Landscape 'Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes' Sells For $8.27M at Auction in Paris

The painting 'Raccommodeuses de filet dans les dunes' (Women Mending Nets in the Dunes) by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is shown at the Artcurial auction house in Paris. (Patrick Kovarik / AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 09:39 AM

An early landscape by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the art world's most sought-after painters, sold for $8.27 million at an auction in Paris on Monday.

Painted in 1882, "Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes" depicts peasant women working on the land under a cloudy sky, inspired by the countryside around The Hague, where Van Gogh passed a short but formative period.

The painting, the first Van Gogh to be auctioned in France for more than 20 years, had been valued at 3 million to 5 million euros ($1 = 0.8551 euros). It was purchased by a buyer based in North America, auction house Artcurial said.

On average only two or three works by the Dutch impressionist appear on the international market each year, the auction house said.

While hardly cheap, the price comes nowhere near the record $450.3 million paid last November for "Salvator Mundi," Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century portrait of Christ, which is due to go on display in a new branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi.

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An early landscape by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the art world's most sought-after painters, sold for $8.27 million at an auction in Paris on Monday.
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