Experts Check Out Supposed Van Gogh Sketchbook

'Van Gogh's soul' found in storage in Greece
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 6:37 PM CST
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(Newser) – Experts will take a look at a sketchbook said to be Vincent van Gogh's, Reuters reports, to determine its authenticity. The book was found by Greek writer Doreta Peppa, who said it was taken from a Nazi train by her father, a resistance fighter. The book contains several sketches that appear to be studies for some of the artist's most well-known paintings.

"Who would not be moved by such a discovery? This is van Gogh's soul," Peppa said. If the sketchbook is legit, it could sell for almost $6 million, although Peppa says she has no immediate plans for that. One expert hired by the owner has already proclaimed the book genuine, calling it "a great gift to the whole world of arts."