Hidden portrait of Russia’s last czar revealed

Restorers of the Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy displaying the portrait of Tsar Nicholas II by Ilya Galkin (1896) discovered beneath water-soluble paint on the back of the canvas used for the full-size portrait of Vladimir Lenin by Vladislav Izmailovich (1924), Saint Petersburg on November 17. AFP / Olga Maltseva

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 19, 2016, on page 16.




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