Another X-ray Find
This is at least the third time I've covered news of an X-ray discovery of a painting overpainted with a different or revised work, but this is the first time we can clearly see what the X-ray revealed. Art historians from Bristol University believe that the "ghost" on the right is a portrait of Henry Wriothesley, Shakespeare's only known patron. The portrait on the left - the overpainting - is of his wife, Elizabeth Vernon, the Virgin Queen's maid of honour. I've expanded the image and enhanced it slightly, for a clearer picture.