Rare Van Gogh Paintings Headed To National Gallery

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A collection of 62 rarely seen artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and others has been transferred to the National Gallery of Art.

The paintings, sculptures and other works were among 110 objects bequeathed to the museum after benefactor Paul Mellon's death in 1999. They remained in the care of his widow, Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, at their Virginia home until her death in March.

The museum announced the final transfer of Mellon artworks Thursday. The family already released 48 other works during Rachel Mellon's lifetime, including Van Gogh's painting "Green Wheat Fields, Auvers" in December.

Another rare Van Gogh painting, "Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves," now joins the collection. It goes on display June 7.

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