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Paper cache holds clues to London life – and love – of Van Gogh | UK news

Newly discovered household documents and a battered book of prayers from the time Vincent van Gogh lived in south London are to shed new light on key months in the artist’s life.The crumpled papers and an 1867 pamphlet of prayers and hymns were found hidden under floorboards and between attic timbers at 87 Hackford Road, the terraced house near Brixton where the artist lodged for over a year from May 1873. The cache came to light during renovation work earlier this year, according to Van Gogh expert Martin Bailey.The documents, some now in the hands of art conservators, relate to a significant period of the Dutch artist’s emotional and spiritual life. Living in Hackford Road while he worked for an art dealer in Covent Garden, Van Gogh is thought to have fallen in love with Eugénie Loyer, the 19-year-old daughter of his landlady.He also became devoutly Christian during this time. The religious pamphlet had been published by a company in the same street as the gallery where Van Gogh worked, so could well have been read by him or his landlady, Ursula Loyer..FacebookTwitterPinterest Fragments of paper with watercolour flowers were found under the floorboards in Van Gogh’s bedroom. Photograph: Martin Bailey “This is an intriguing discovery about Van Gogh’s time in Brixton,” said Bailey, who has...

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