Family favourite with damaged frame and a hole in the oil painting
Wear and tear on a picture can take many forms. For this nude, the frame has been chipped and damaged and a hole made in the oil painting itself.
Then of course there is the layer of dirt which anything hanging on the wall for decades collects without anyone noticing. It is like the lawn…you see it every day and you don’t notice a few weeds until suddenly you look more closely and realise it is nearly all weeds and no grass.