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The cat of the British art critic spoiled the restored picture of the 17th century

She jumped into the center of the picture and touched a piece of clothing of the depicted man.

Painting Wright and the cat Padme photo The Telegraph
Painting Wright and the cat Padme photo The Telegraph

The cat of British art historian, Bender Grosvenor, spoiled a 17th-century painting by the English portrait painter John Michael Wright. About this Grosvenor told The Telegraph.

The art historian bought the painting for £ 5250 in 2015. Due to the change of temperature in the picture, the condensate came out and it had to be restored. When Grosvenor moved away from the picture to look at the work, his cat jumped into the center of the image.

To restore the picture will take as much money as was spent on its purchase, says Grosvenor. He noted that the picture could not be restored to its original state.

According to Grosvennor, his cat, Padme, is “not a Wright fan and regret nothing.”

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Now she [the painting] is obviously in a worse condition than it was before. But at least, the cat landed on the clothes of the depicted man, and not on his face.[/perfectpullquote]
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