On seeing the gun that might have ended Vincent Van Gogh’s life

The revolver on display at Paris’s Drouot auction house, Saturday June 15, 2019

Whether you’re a fan of Vincent Van Gogh’s art or not, you probably know some of the stories.

The cut-off ear (actually only partially cut off), his suicide in a wheatfield echoed, along with his inner, turbulent despair, in one of his last paintings, “Wheatfield with Crows”.