A revolver, believed to have killed 19th-century Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh on 27 July 1890, as seen on display at Paris' Drouot auction house June 19, 2019.
AFP / Francois Guillot
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The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer Wednesday at a Paris auction house.While Art Auction, who are selling the gun, say there is no way of being absolutely certain that it is the fatal weapon, tests showed it had been in the ground for 75 years, which would fit.Its writer-director, the renowned American painter Julian Schnabel, told AFP that Van Gogh had painted 75 canvasses in his 80 days at Auvers-sur-Oise and was unlikely to be suicidal.Absolutely not!" he declared when the film was premiered at the Venice film festival last September. He said Van Gogh painted some of his best work in his final days, including his "Portrait of Dr. Gachet," the local doctor who later tried to save his life.
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