Mysterious Rembrandt: X-ray analysis of detailed mock-up shows how to reveal hidden paintings

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 08:01 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A sophisticated X-ray technology is paving the way to uncover the secrets of a 380-year-old Rembrandt masterpiece. Underneath the "Old Man in Military Costume", painted by the Dutch artist in the years 1630-31, previous investigations spotted another portrait which was only faintly distinguishable with all applied technologies. For years, art historians puzzled over the question of who is depicted on the repainted picture. 

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