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New Van Gogh Painting Discovered

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Photographers take pictures as Van Gogh Museum director Axel Ruger, left, and a security guard, right, stand next to newly discovered "Sunset at Montmajour" after unveiling the painting by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh during a press conference at the mu

Photographers take pictures as Van Gogh Museum director Axel Ruger, left, and a security guard, right, stand next to newly discovered "Sunset at Montmajour" after unveiling the painting by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh during a press conference at the mu

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has unveiled a newly discovered painting by the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh.

The museum on Monday revealed "Sunset at Montmajour," a large oil landscape.

Museum officials say the painting had been in the attic of a Norwegian collector who thought the painting was a fraud after buying it in 1908.

They say the painting was authenticated by letters, style and the physical materials used.

Museum officials described the discovery as a "once in a lifetime experience."

The painting will go on public display at the museum on September 24.
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