. Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait discovered behind another painting « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC NEWS – They got two Vincent Van Gogh’s for the price of one. But it took staff at the National Galleries of Scotland decades to discover the self-portrait of legendary artist hidden underneath his painting “Head of a Peasant Woman.” Concealed beneath a layer of glue and cardboard, a routine X-ray revealed Van Gogh’s portrait had been hiding under the surface for over a century, an intense stare on his face as he sits in a brimmed hat and a neckerchief loosely tied around his throat. “Moments like this are incredibly rare,” professor Frances Fowle, a senior curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.”

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