Jun 28, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Another rare work of art has been attacked in the U-K.
A fathers-rights group says one of its members has damaged a John Constable painting in Britain’s National Gallery.
A 57-year-old man was arrested after Constable’s rural scene “The Hay Wain” – one of Britain’s most famous artworks, was attacked. Experts removed the painting for treatment and say no lasting damage had been done.
The group Fathers 4 Justice said the vandal was Paul Manning, a “desperate dad” who had attached a picture of his son to the painting.
This comes just after another man appeared in court – charged with spraying paint on a portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey earlier this month
Tim Haries, also affiliated with Fathers 4 Justice is out on bail.