Touched by Van Gogh

What a newly discovered fingerprint tells us about a masterwork

Van Gogh’s Olive Trees, from 1889, with the area of the fingerprint indicated in red. Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Photomicrograph of Olive Trees, showing the ridges of the newly discovered fingerprint. Photomicrograph taken at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, by Laura Hartman of the Dallas Museum of Art
Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (left), collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Olive Trees (right), collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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