updated 11/3/2006 11:11:25 AM ET 2006-11-03T16:11:25

Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a large exhibition of works by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh.

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The display from Dec. 1 to March 20 will include some of the artist’s best-known paintings, such as “Irises” (1890), “L’Arlesienne” (1890), “A Pair of Leather Clogs” (1888) and “Self-Portrait With Pipe” (1886).

Works have been borrowed from over 40 collections, said museum director Laszlo Baan, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.

“This is the first truly comprehensive, significant van Gogh exhibition in the region since one in Vienna in 1903,” Culture Minister Istvan Hiller said Thursday.

The works were insured for a total of $760 million, Hiller said at the presentation of the first painting, “Farmhouse in Provence” (1888), which arrived on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Exhibition curator Judit Gesko said 43 paintings, 24 drawings and 10 lithographs and engravings by van Gogh would be shown, as well as an exhibit of old masters such as Rembrandt and Millet, who influenced him. Also displayed will be works by Dutch contemporaries of van Gogh as well as by early 20th century Hungarian painters influenced by him.

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