Van Gogh’s London home sells for £565,000

The house was owned by Mrs Loyer who lived there with her daughter and it was Mrs Loyer’s daughter who Van Gogh reputedly first fell in love with.

There is also a sketch of Hackford Road which includes number 87, this was in the possession of Eugenie Loyer’s granddaughter, Mrs Kathleen Maynard, and is now in the Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam.

No 87 Hackford Road, SW9 is a three-bedroom end of terrace house which is Grade II listed and in need of modernisation.

Van Gogh’s stay is recorded with an English Heritage blue plaque.

In addition, to commemorate the fact Van Gogh lived here, the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam produced a gold medal and presented it to the current owners which will be given to the new purchaser.

Russell Taylor, Savills Auctions, said: "We had a number of bidders vying for the property but the winning bid was to an arts enthusiast who had a great admiration for Van Gogh."

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