X-Ray Reveals Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait
A Van Gogh self-portrait has recently been found on the reverse of a painting owned by the National Galleries of Scotland. The image of the artist, wearing a hat, was found when “Head of a Peasant Woman” (1885) was recently
A spokesman tor the Edinburgh gallery says that the hidden image "is almost certainly a previously unknown self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh". It will be included in the forthcoming exhibition, A Taste for Impressionism (30 July-13 November).
It is theorized that, two years after completing the peasant woman, he flipped the canvas over and painted the self-portrait on the reverse. The artist often did this when he was short on canvas.