X-Rays Shows Hidden Secrets In Tudor Treasures

Something to get us going – I found this on HuffingtonPosts website.

Despite the many centuries of analysis and deliberation by art historians and critics, it appears two Tudor portrait paintings have been harboring creative secrets, until now.

Infrared reflectography and x-radiography analysis has revealed a fully worked up version of The Flagellation of Christ painted beneath the surface of a 1601 portrait of the Lord Treasurer and poet Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset.

Secrets behind a Tudor painting

Secrets hidden in a Tudor painting

Very interesting stuff.

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