Whilst it may seem like a lunatic assertion to claim a possible attribution for this atypical work to Vincent van Gogh there are similarities with his techniques and brushwork which raise questions.
The details of the picture are on my web site :
I'm completely confused by the picture ... and I was hoping that the web site may arouse interest and comments from anyone who could throw any light on this work.
There has been no response ... I was expecting indignation ... even abuse at daring to suggest such an atypical work could come from the hand of Van Gogh! (I think that would be my reaction!)
A couple of people who have seen the picture have suggested it is a surrealist work. Whilst the subject matter (death) and the representation of the Virgin could be seen as surrealist elements I disagree that it is a surrealist work. More likely, I think, the work of someone who's mind is disturbed.
If you have any ideas ... I would be very interested.