In 2015, Bendor Grosvenor, an art expert, bought a rare painting for $US6,674, he told The Telegraph. Grosvenor told newspaper his cat recently destroyed the painting by 17th-century portrait artist John Michael Wright when the animal created two small tears in the canvas. Repairs on the piece art cost almost as much as the artwork itself, Grosvenor said. The painting will never be the same. In 2015, Bendor Grosvenor, an art expert, bought a rare painting for $US6,714, he told The Telegraph. The piece was a 17th-century portrait from artist John Michael Wright. “Wright is one of my favourite artists, and I bought this example because it was in excellent condition, with all the original glazes and details wonderfully intact,” he told the newspaper. Up until recently, Grosvenor had been busy repairing the painting due to small tears caused by the canvas expanding and shrinking from the summer heat and winter cold. But when he thought he had finished his repairs, which cost the same as the repairs, things took a rather unexpected turn, he told the outlet. “And as I stood back to admire my handiwork, up jumped our cat, landing forcefully in the center of the painting with… Read full this story
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