In November 2011, a small Renaissance painting known as the Salvator Mundi (“Saviour of the World”) went on show at the National Gallery. It was a compelling, moody, somewhat odd picture: a half-length
It's the most expensive painting ever sold -- and no one seems to know where it is. A painting of Jesus Christ attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, that became the most expensive painting ever sold when it
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Louvre Abu Dhabi might seem to have all you could ask for in a world-class museum. Its acclaimed design shades its galleries under a vast dome that appears to hover
Leonardo da Vinci’s “rediscovered” painting Salvator Mundi sold for $450,312,500 in 2017, setting a record for the highest price ever fetched at auction – one that is unlikely to be beaten any time soon.
The Salvator Mundi was described as “one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo” when it sold for a record $450 million (£342 million) in 2017, only to disappear without trace amid increasing doubts