It hasn’t been seen publicly in over 50 years, and it’s one of the National Gallery of Art’s most exciting acquisitions in a very long time.

Vincent van Gogh‘s 1889 masterpiece “Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves,” part of a major recent bequest from the Mellon family, is being prepped in the Gallery’s conservation lab before it’s put on display as part of a long-planned Van Gogh installation this Sunday. The NGA’s senior paintings conservator Ann Hoenigswald is inpainting minor losses on the work.

Behold:

 

Photo by Rob Shelley (c) 2014 National Gallery of Art, Washington

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