A still life of poppies which was stashed in a storage room for over 30 years has been put on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut after it has been authenticated by specialists at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The Dutch experts confirmed that there is a hidden image of a portrait beneath the painting, as the well-known master had simply reused the canvas to save some money (how very Dutch).
Art collector Anne Paris left the oil painting to the museum in 1957. Now that it’s been authenticated, the museum is proud to announce that it owns two Van Gogh paintings. The other work is a self portrait.
Picture credit: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art