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Van Gogh self portrait actually his brother

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Art researchers at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum said they have “discovered” a work by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh — long thought to have been a self-portrait — was in fact a picture 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 believed the 1887 painting of a man wearing a light-colored hat and a dark blue jacket was in fact Van Gogh’s brother Theo, Vincent’s junior by five years.

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