Recently discovered Gauguin to go on sale in London
Published on Jun 11, 2014 6:19 AM
LONDON (AFP) - A previously unknown painting by French artist Paul Gauguin is expected to fetch £1.2 million (S$2.5 million) when it goes on sale in London later this month.
Auction house Bonhams said that the still-life work, entitled "Bouquet De Roses", was completely unknown before the anonymous seller was contacted.
It is thought that the 1884 oil canvas depicting yellow roses, a traditional symbol of friendship, was originally given to a local politician in Rouen, France.
The influential artist was just 36 when he made the work, at a time when he was looking to support his family through his artwork after losing his job as a stockbroker due to a financial crisis.
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