Thursday, August 17, 2006

Real. No, Fake. No, Wait - Real.


"A painting of Mary Queen of Scots, one of only two thought to have been made in her lifetime, has been discovered - in the National Portrait Gallery's very own store. The portrait was bought for £50 by the gallery in 1916 at Christie's. But later it was written off as an 18th century fake and was left to gather dust." Read the rest of Charlotte Higgins's story here. Interesting read about the use of the latest technology for dating artwork to verify this find.
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