Unknown with the screwdriver damaged the painting by British artist Thomas Gainsborough's "Morning walk" (1785), on display in London's national gallery with a screwdriver. On Sunday, March 19, reports the Telegraph.
The incident occurred the day before. Before employees and visitors to the gallery, he said, he managed to cut the canvas in two places. Arriving later, the police took the intruder and was placed into custody.
According to the Daily Mail, the attacker also yelled that he has a bomb.1.*
The painting was removed from display, the experts assess the damage and ascertain the cost of reconstruction.
"Morning walk" is in the Museum since 1954. The painting depicts a young couple walking through the woods with the dog. The canvas appears in the movie "007: Coordinates "Skayfoll"" — on the background of the bond's agent q.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727 — 1788) — one of the most famous English artists of the eighteenth century, co-founder of the Royal Academy of great Britain. Known as a painter, graphic artist, portrait painter and makeup artist.
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