The Lefaucheux revolver believed to be the gun used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to kill himself in France in July 1890 will be auctioned in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

5 things about Vincent van Gogh — and that gun

  • Painter, whose artworks are much prized today – but who sold only one in his lifetime – died on July 29, 1890, two days after he shot himself with revolver expected to sell for US$67,000
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The Lefaucheux revolver believed to be the gun used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to kill himself in France in July 1890 will be auctioned in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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