Gauguin tribute to Van Gogh to be sold

A work by French artist Paul Gauguin painted in tribute to his friend Vincent Van Gogh could fetch £10m at auction next month.

The painting, which will be offered for sale at Christie's auction house in central London on February 9, is one of 46 lots be sold that day. Gauguin painted Nature Morte A L'Esperance in Tahiti, where he spent his final years, in 1901.

The picture has been hung as museums including the Tate in London, but was last seen in public in 1989.