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Greek has inherited a notebook of Van Gogh

January 2 2008

A resident of Greece claims that she inherited inherited a notebook of the famous artist Vincent van Gogh, which contains an outline of his paintings.

In the notebook, the location of which there was no information from the First World War, contained, according to its owner - Doretta Peppa (Doretta Peppa), sketches of such famous paintings by Van Gogh, as "Potato Eaters" (1885) and Portrait Pere Tanguy "(1887). C 1945 book, along with other seized from Nazi art objects kept in the vault of a bank in Athens.

Doretta Peppa has demonstrated that she is the lawful owner of a rarity, as the book went to her father who is involved in the Resistance, as a war trophy. Notebook, she said, was one of the trains, which at the end of World War II the Nazis tried to withdraw from the territory of Greece in Germany cultural values. Echelon was stopped by resistance fighters and the book Van Gogh, along with a photo artist, was one of the guerrillas, who then handed over the relics to the authorities.

Greek authorities that Doretta Peppa has a legitimate right to rarity, as heir to his late father. Presumably, the notebook was expropriated by the Nazis, but from whose collection was confiscated rarity, could not be established, and to challenge the law until there is nobody Pippi.

The current owner of the notebook is not an artist gave her the expertise and the experts still doubt the authenticity of a rarity. If this is not fake, said one of the experts on the works of van Gogh, a British newspaper, then it most likely is a diary, which the artist began to lead after admission to the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. Critics found it difficult to guess how many might be true notebook van Gogh, however, Doretta Peppa is confident that it will sell a rarity at auction at least $ 5 million.

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