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We read with interest John Launer’s account of Vincent van Gogh’s ear, very appropriately under the ‘On reflection’ heading.1
Many readers will be familiar with his self-portrait showing heavily bandaged right ear. However, van Gogh had severed his left ear, presumably because he was right handed. Similarly in other self-portraits, he paints himself with his pallet in his right hand whereas he would have held it in his left hand. So we must deduce that he …
Collaborators Dominic Bannister.
Contributors PDW and Dominic Bannister are sole authors.
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