‘Up close and personal…’

With the canvas out of the frame we had all our suspicions confirmed as to the history of the framing. When you study the painting, it doesn’t look completely central in its frame, (something my O.C.D picked up on straight away!) and on close inspection it is evident that the original painted canvas has been attached to another canvas and that has then been framed. It’s anyone’s guess why this would have happened but could be anything from it being cut out of the old frame to sustaining damage somehow. There is also another suspicious area that looks like a repair or addition to the canvas.

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