The curious discovery of a hidden self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh - BBC News World

The curious discovery of a hidden self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh – BBC News World

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An unknown self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh was discovered on the back of another painting, where it was hidden.

The find came when experts from the National Gallery of Scotland subjected the canvas to X-rays ahead of an exhibition.

The hidden self-portrait was covered by layers of glue and cardboard on the back of a work called “Peasant Woman’s Head”.

The gallery’s senior curator, Lesley Stevenson, said she was “shocked” to find the artist “looking at us”.

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