This, in turn, helped to authenticate another sketch, The Hill of Montmartre, which was held at the museum but had previously been rejected as a Van Gogh-partly because it was so unlike his other work.
The never-before-seen Van Gogh drawing had been in private hands until now.
Based on that research, a similar drawing in the Van Gogh Museum's own collection also has been confirmed as an original by the Dutch artist most famous for his vibrant oil paintings. He added that the drawing shows that van Gogh's work evolved during his crucial years in the French capital from a formal style that he learned at the art academy in Antwerp just before arriving in Paris, and became increasingly experimental. The museum's researchers studied the style and history of The Hill Of Montmartre With Stone Quarry, dated March 1886, and found documents they said confirm that it is a lost van Gogh. The drawing, which belongs to the collection of the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation, was once part of Vincent and Theo van Gogh's own collection and had disappeared from circulation in 1917.
"It was a very nice investigation about a work that appeared out of nowhere".
Experts confirmed that Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry (1886) was sketched by Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition includes works by artists like Monet, Manet, Renoir, Signac, Matisse, and Picasso.
Since 1970, when the last Van Gogh catalogue was made, nine new drawing and seven paintings by the artist have been discovered. But the museum did not publicise the finding at the time, at the request of the previous owner. "It's really exceptional and does not often happen", Teio Meedendorp, senior researcher for the Amsterdam-based Van Gogh Museum, told AFP. The museum also found that the newly found drawing was once part of the pair's collection, until Theo's widow Johanna van Gogh-Bonger consigned it to the art dealer J.H. des Bois in 1911.
This drawing was originally thought to be by van Gogh, but in 2001, it was questioned because it was so dissimilar to work from his Paris period, and then discredited.