Hidden Beached Whale Revealed in 17th-Century Dutch Painting

Posted: June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

http://news.yahoo.com/hidden-beached-whale-revealed-17th-century-dutch-painting-120128166.html
When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years. Until recently, the painting — “View of Scheveningen Sands,” created by Hendrick van Anthonissen around 1641 — simply showed groups of people gathered on a beach in The Hague in the Netherlands. “It seemed a very unassuming painting depicting a very calm beach scene set in winter,” Shan Kuang, a conservation student at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, said in a new video explaining the strange find.

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