Rembrandts old man

Art historians knew that there was another painting hidden under Rembrandt’s Old Man in Military Costume, as this had been revealed when the painting was X-rayed in 1968. Now the painting, which hangs in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, has been scanned again using a mobile XRF (X-ray fluorescence) scanner, which provides information about the chemical composition of hidden layers. The XRF scan and other research have enabled Prof. Joris Dik and researchers at 3mE and the Getty Museum to also reconstruct the colours of the hidden painting.

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