X-rays uncover hidden faces in Rembrandt painting

Lead paint under the surface gives away artist’s indecisiveness

HIDDEN LAYERS  Using intense X-ray beams, scientists discovered three other locations that Rembrandt considered placing the servant (the character without a hat) in his 1662 painting “Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild.” Two of the hidden faces were found on the right edge of the painting, and the other was between the two right-side drapers.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn/Wikimedia Commons

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