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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