Twins ?

Only the kids are twins, the Sunflower paintings by Van Gogh look the same but are different and painted at different times.

The one with the lighter background is from the National Gallery in London, the one with the ochre background is from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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Vincent_Willem_van_GoghThe one from the National Gallery was painted in August 1888, the Dutch version in January 1889. A similar painting like this one was sold in 1987 to a Japanese billionaire for $39.921.750 and can now be seen at the Sompo Museum in Tokyo.

<<<  There is also a version that looks the same but has three flowers less in the vase. which hangs in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich and is also from August 1888.

Van_Gogh_Twelve_SunflowersAnother one with twelve flowers can be seen in the Phildelphia Museum of Art, from January 1889.  >>>

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