Van Gogh’s South London Home Sold At Auction

Van Gogh House
Van Gogh House

Van Gogh’s former residence has gone under the hammer.

The London house, where artist Vincent van Gogh lived from 1873-1874 when he was 20 years old, was sold at auction for £565,000. During his stay at the house in Brixton he fell in love with Eugenie Loyer, the daughter of the landlady. His feelings were unreciprocated and, a year later, Van Gogh moved to a different address in South London. Chinese art collector Robbie Cao became the new owner of the Van Gogh house. He said, “I would rather have a Van Gogh painting, but I can’t afford one. So I have bought his house.” Estate agent Savills, which put the terraced three-bedroom grade II listed house up for auction, had set the guide price at £475,000. The house has a blue plaque on the front that says Vincent van Gogh lived here from 1873 until 1874.

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