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

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

The discovery 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 with layers of glue and cardboard on the back of a work titled “Peasant’s Head”.

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

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