Van Gogh painting fetches pounds 8.8m in two-minute sale
Wednesday 25 June 1997
Harvest in Provence was said to be the most important work on paper by Van Gogh which was still in private hands. It was bought by London collector, Mrs J B A Kessler, in 1930 and was sold yesterday by a family trust. It had not been seen in public since 1948, and the sales rooms were packed for its appearance.
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