24 Jun '11, 1am

Surprise: Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait" Was Of His Brother

Surprise: Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait" Was Of His Brother

Art researchers at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum say a famous work by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh - long thought to have been a self-portrait - was in fact a rendering of his younger brother Theo. "According to current opinion, Vincent van Gogh never painted his brother Theo, on whom he was dependent," the Van Gogh Museum said in a statement. But senior researcher Louis van Tilborgh now believes the 1887 painting of a man wearing a straw-colored hat and a navy jacket was in fact Van Gogh's brother Theo, Vincent's junior by five years. "The conclusion is based on a number of obvious differences between the two brothers," said the museum, pointing out dissimilar features, including the neatness of the subject's beard and his round-shaped ear, "something Vincent did not have." "The form and colour of Theo's beard, more ochre than red, is also an indication", as well as the m...

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