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"Sunset at Montmajour" by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is seen during a press conference at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday Sept. 9, 2013. The museum has identified the long-lost painting which was painted by the Dutch mater in 1888, the discovery is the first full size canvas that has been found since 1928 and will be on display from Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
"Sunset at Montmajour" by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is seen during a press conference at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday Sept. 9, 2013. The museum has identified the long-lost painting which was painted by the Dutch mater in 1888, the discovery is the first full size canvas that has been found since 1928 and will be on display from Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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(AP) The Van Gogh Museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic, the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928.


"Sunset at Montmajour" depicts trees, bushes and sky, painted with Van Gogh's familiar thick brush strokes.


Museum experts said Monday the painting was authenticated by letters, style and the physical materials used, and they had traced its history.


Museum director Axel Rueger described the discovery as a "once in a lifetime experience" at an unveiling ceremony.


The museum said the painting belongs to an unidentified private collector and will be on display at the museum from Sept. 24.


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