Raking Light, IR, UV and X-Rays of the painting reveal what's beneath the paint.
UV of Farmhouse with Barn and Well (PIQ)
Van Gogh Raking Light
RAKING LIGHT of Farmhouse with Barn and Well (PIQ)
X-RAY of Farmhouse with Barn and Well (PIQ)
IR of Farmhouse with Barn and Well (PIQ)

UV Imaging shows lines beneath the paint. 

UV and IR details showing pentimenti (lines) beneath the paint

The Raking Light Swirly Clouds below are almost identical to those of Sunset in Montmartre painted by Vincent in 1887.

Raking Light Swirly Clouds
UV partial showing pentimenti
UV partial showing pentimenti
UV partial showing pentimenti

The image to the right bearing the signature is a UV partial laid on top of raking light. The violet area above the signature shows that this portion of the painting was retouched, which I had suspected. It is not covering another signature, but black lines known as pentimenti.

One has to wonder what occurred here. Did Vincent change this section and then sign it? He would sometimes return to his works years later and alter them.

The entire painting appears to sport pentimenti beneath the paint. Black lines can indicate charcoal as an initial drawing of the work, but these are not consistent with the finished product, which in itself tells us that this painting is not a forgery of any nature.

Raking Light UV Van Gogh AK
RL and UV showing modification

If you know Van Gogh, you KNOW Van Gogh.

IR partial showing brush strokes
IR partial showing brush strokes
IR partial showing pentimenti (lines)
IR partial showing pentimenti (lines)

Parts of the Raking Light from Farmhouse with Barn and Well is almost identical to that of Wheat stacks in Provence – 1888

Farmhouse with Barn and Well Raking Light
Farmhouse with Barn and Well - Raking Light
Farmhouse with Barn and Well - Raking Light

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