Savills to auction the former home of Vincent van Gogh
28 February 2012
At the next Savills Auction, to be held on 27 March, 2012, the Savills team will be auctioning 87 Hackford Road, SW9, the former home of Vincent van Gogh from 1873 – 1874. At the age of 20 Van Gogh arrived in London to start work at an art dealership in Southampton Street and from August of 1873 he lived at 87 Hackford Road. The house was owned by Mrs Loyer who lived there with her daughter, 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 grand daughter, Mrs Kathleen Maynard, and is now in the Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam. The Hackford Road sketch is the earliest surviving drawing from Vincent’s English period.
87 Hackford Road, SW9 is an end of terrace three bed period property with rear garden and is in need of full modernisation and is on at a guide of £475,000.
The Savills Auction will be held at: The Northumberland, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY.
Christopher Coleman Smith
Savills Sloane Street
+44 (0) 20 7824 9036