Where Did an Early Lucian Freud Landscape Go? It Turns Out His Wartime Drinking Buddy Painted Over It

A long-hidden landscape painting attributed to Lucian Freud is on sale, after it was discovered beneath a work by another artist who was Freud’s contemporary at an unconventional art school in rural England. The previously unknown work has been hidden for more than half a century.

The landscape, which is being sold in Sworders’s Modern British and Contemporary Art auction on July 11, was found beneath another painting by Tom Wright, a wartime friend of the artist best known for his portraits. Read more

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