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Radiograph of Ale and Oysters turned 90 degrees

Unrelated brush strokes noted in the painting raised interest in obtaining an x-radiograph. The painting was taken to Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont, where they X-rayed the painting and gave us a digital image on a CD and a 1:1 image on film. Another painting campaign, oriented 90 degrees counter clockwise, was discovered. The under-image appears to be of a woman leaning against a window.

 

Here, the painting image is turned 90 degrees so that the underlying image is easier to see.

 

Charles D. Sauerwein

Ale and Oysters

1960-183-19; 27.1.3-11

Collection of Shelburne Museum

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Taken on April 22, 2010