The Art Newspaper -The man charged with vandalising Thomas Gainsborough’s The Morning Walk (1785) is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today. On Saturday (18 March), just after 2pm, Keith Gregory, aged 63 who is homeless, is believed to have attacked the painting with a drill bit. This caused two deep scratches, each about 75cm long, in a cross-shaped form in the lower-right corner of the canvas. This damaged the male sitter’s legs, but was far away from the most important part of the composition, the two faces. – read more 

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