Ear nor there: Van Gogh’s ‘suicide gun’ for sale


Ear nor there: Van Gogh’s ‘suicide gun’ for sale

Tests on the revolver support the widely held suicide hypothesis, but even the auctioneers aren't completely sure


The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer on Wednesday at a Paris auction house.

Billed as “the most famous weapon in the history of art”, the 7mm Lefaucheux revolver is expected to fetch up to €60,000 (R992,410).

Van Gogh experts believe he shot himself with the revolver near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris, where he spent the last few months of his life in 1890...

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