Antarctic Oil Painting Shrouded in Mystery


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    Sun Dog
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    I do not know how long this link will be active….

    this AP news article is about a 230-year-old painting by master landscape artist William Hodges.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/antarctica_painting … a_painting

    “This is an X-ray, provided by the Yale Center for British Art, of an image beneath William Hodges’ painting entitled ‘View in Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Bay Sound, New Zealand,’ which is currently on temporary display at the center in New London, Conn. Experts believe this image shows the oldest known painting of Antarctica, painted during Captain James Cook’s exploration there. (AP Photo/Yale Center for British Art) “

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    Anonymous
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    Yeah, the link seems dead. Here’s one that should work for a bit longer:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=620582

    Thanks for the heads-up, that’s a neat story!

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    Anonymous
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    This address has enlargeable photos of both the NZ painting and the X-ray.

    http://www.nnm.ac.uk/hodges

    Fascinating stuff!

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