It's Theo

It's Theo
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June 21, 2011

This photo released by the the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam shows a painting by Vincent van Gogh that the museum previously believed to a self-portrait but actually depicts his brother, Theo. Museum spokewsoman Linda Snoek said the portrait was made in 1887 while the pair lived together in Paris, a lesser-known period of Van Gogh's life because the bulk of information about the famously troubled painter is derived from letters he sent to Theo. The painting has long been in storage but went on display at the museum in Amsterdam on Tuesday as part of an exhibition on the painter's time spent in Antwerp and Paris in 1885-1888.

The Van Gogh Museum / AP