Royal Collection 'selfie' discovery

October 7 2016

Image of Royal Collection 'selfie' discovery

Picture: Telegraph/Royal Collection

Here's a great story; a conservator at the Royal Collection has noticed and successfully revealed an obscured self-portrait by Pieter Gerrtisz van Roestraten from one of the artist's still lifes. The self-portrait shows the artist in his studio, reflected in a glass orb (above). The painting, a Vanitas, had been hanging at Highgrove, the country house of the Prince of Wales. It will now be featuring in a new Royal Collection exhibition, 'Portrait of the Artist', which opens in London at the Queen's Gallery on 4th November.

More on the Roestraten story in the Telegraph here. You can zoom in ont he picture here.

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