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Rare Van Gogh painting titled Street Scene in Montmartre to be sold at highly-anticipated auction by Sotheby's
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Rare Van Gogh painting titled Street Scene in Montmartre to be sold at highly-anticipated auction by Sotheby's

The 1887 work by the Dutch post-Impressionist master, one of more than 200 paintings he made during two years spent in Paris, portrays one of the windmills that dotted Montmartre when it was still just a village on the northern outskirts of the French capital of Paris.

Rare Paris painting by Van Gogh to be exhibited ahead of Sotheby’s auction
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Rare Paris painting by Van Gogh to be exhibited ahead of Sotheby’s auction

Street Scene in Montmartre depicts a windmill named the Pepper Mill, seen from the street under a bright sky, with a man, a women and a little girl walking in front of wooden palisades that surrounded the place.