Posted 8 years ago
This old man with the ear trumpet for a hearing aide was given to me by a friend a while back. I simply can not remember what country my friend got it from but it's painted on horse hair.
She framed it in the 70's so I'm guessing that's the year she purchased it.
There was a matching old woman she wanted to give me too but has since passed.
Here's what I need to know. In the second picture, you can see at the bottom the paint has loosened and fallen over the years. I want to open the back and take it out, yet I'm thinking the rest of this painting will crumble by doing that as it's already disintegrating. Am I right in just leaving it?
Thanks for your help.