Hidden Lucian Freud painting discovered underneath pub sign of his artist ...

A hidden landscape by Lucian Freud has been discovered underneath a pub sign painted by one of his artist friends.

Tom Wright met Freud while he was working as an apprentice plasterer and sign painter in Suffolk in the 1930s.

After crossing paths at a pub, Freud convinced his new acquaintance to join him at a nearby art school, where Wright had his fees waived in exchange for handyman tasks.

As the Second World War rumbled on canvases were in short supply and it appears Wright found one of Freud's paintings and simply went over it to create one of his pub signs.

After the Freud landscape underneath was discovered it was put up for auction and is expected to sell for £30,000 next week.  

A hidden landscape by Lucian Freud (pictured) has been discovered underneath a pub sign painted by one of his artist friends, Tom Wright, who he met in Suffolk in the 1930s 

A hidden landscape by Lucian Freud (pictured) has been discovered underneath a pub sign painted by one of his artist friends, Tom Wright, who he met in Suffolk in the 1930s 

Canvases were in short supply during the Second World War and it appears Wright found one of Freud's paintings and simply went over it to create one of his pub signs (pictured)

Canvases were in short supply during the Second World War and it appears Wright found one of Freud's paintings and simply went over it to create one of his pub signs (pictured)

Wright died in 1992 and the pub sign was found in the cellar of his widow's Suffolk home upon her death in 2015.

While Wright remained largely unsuccessful and unknown, Freud (pictured in 2001) was one of Britain's most renowned artists until his death in 2011

While Wright remained largely unsuccessful and unknown, Freud (pictured in 2001) was one of Britain's most renowned artists until his death in 2011

Experts saw the name Lucian on the back, which

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