Vincent van Gogh - Portrait of Dr. Gachet 1890

Vincent van Gogh  Portrait of Dr. Gachet 1890

Portrait of Dr. Gachet 1890
67x56cm oil/canvas
Sold for: USD 82.5 million
Auction house: Christie's, New York
Sale date: 15 May 1990
Seller: Siegfried Kramarsky family
Buyer: Ryoei Saito

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Portrait of Dr. Gachet is one of the most revered paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. It depicts Dr. Paul Gachet who took care of Van Gogh during the final months of his life. There are two authenticated versions of the portrait, both painted in June 1890 at Auvers-sur-Oise. Both show Gachet sitting at a table and leaning his head on his right arm but they are easily differentiated in color and style. In 1990, the first version fetched a record price of $82.5 million ($75 million, plus a 10 percent buyer's commission) when sold at auction in New York.