Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)

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Salvator Mundi is a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci dated to c.wikipedia
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Salvator Mundi is a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci dated to c.
Salvator Mundi was sold for a world record $450.3 million at a Christie's auction in New York, 15 November 2017, the highest price ever paid for a work of art.

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It was sold at auction for $450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.
The current record price is approximately US$450 million paid for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi in November 2017.

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It was sold at auction for $450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.
In 2017, the Salvator Mundi was sold for $450.3 million at Christie's in New York, at the time the highest price ever paid for a single painting at an auction.

List of works by Leonardo da Vinci

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It is one of fewer than 20 known works by Leonardo, and was the only one to remain in a private collection.

Salvator Mundi

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The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.
One painting of the subject, simply titled Salvator Mundi, was attributed or reattributed to Leonardo da Vinci in 2011.

Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud

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It was sold at auction for $450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.
On December 8, 2017, it was announced that Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi would be available for public view at the Louvre Abu Dhabi following its final acquisition by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism in the UAE.

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This follows late-2017 reports that the painting would be put on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the unexplained cancellation of its scheduled September 2018 unveiling.
@LouvreAbuDhabi tweeted 8 December 2017 that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is looking forward to displaying the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Francis Cook, 1st Viscount of Monserrate

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It was bought by British collector Francis Cook in 1900 for his collection at Doughty House in Richmond.
In 2017 a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci entitled Salvator Mundi was sold for $450 million by the auction house Christie's to Saudi Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan.

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The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.

Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio

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Cook's great-grandson sold it at auction in 1958 for £45 as a work by Leonardo's pupil Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, whom the painting remained attributed to until 2011.

Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet

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Cook's great-grandson sold it at auction in 1958 for £45 as a work by Leonardo's pupil Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, whom the painting remained attributed to until 2011.
In June 1958 Cook sold a painting through Sotheby's for £45 that later became known as Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi which was sold for $450 million by Christie's to Saudi Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan.

Bernardino Luini

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The painting had been damaged from previous restoration attempts and was attributed to Bernardino Luini, a follower of Leonardo.
At least one prominent art scholars believes that the painting Salvator Mundi (Leonardo) was not painted by the master but mostly by assistants such as Luini; in fact, art historian Matthew Landrus maintained that the master was responsible for only about five to 20% of the work and that Luini was the "primary painter".

The Last Supper (Leonardo)

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Fewer than twenty other known works by Leonardo are held in museums around the world, including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Contemporaneously to painting The Last Supper, Leonardo also worked on Salvator Mundi, a portrait of Jesus.

Dmitry Rybolovlev

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The painting was then sold to Russian collector Dmitry Rybolovlev for US$127.5 million.
He was also the owner of Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci until it was sold at Christie's auction house for a total cost of $450 million on 15 November 2017.

Sotheby's

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In May 2013, the Swiss dealer Yves Bouvier purchased the painting for just over US$75 million (in a private sale brokered by Sotheby's, New York).
In 2016, three New York art traders – Warren Adelson, president of Adelson Galleries, as well as New York-based art dealers Alexander Parish and Robert Simon – planned to sue Sotheby's for alleged fraud over the resale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, which they sold through Sotheby's in 2013 for $80 million.

Martin Kemp (art historian)

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Art historian Martin Kemp was critical of the result: "Both thumbs" of the painting's raw state "are rather better than the one painted by Dianne."
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Frank Zöllner

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Frank Zöllner, the author of the catalogue raisonné ''Leonardo da Vinci.

Mohammad bin Salman

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Prince Badr allegedly made the purchase on behalf of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism, but it has since been posited that he may have been a stand-in bidder for his close ally and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In December 2017, a number of sources reported that the Crown Prince, using his close associate Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan as an intermediary, had bought the Salvator Mundi possibly by Leonardo da Vinci; the sale in November at $450.3 million set a new record price for a work of art.

Italian Renaissance

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Salvator Mundi is a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci dated to c.

Lost artworks

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Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and included in a major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12.

Overpainting

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Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and included in a major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12.

National Gallery

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Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and included in a major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12.

Jesus

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The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.

Renaissance

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The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.

Sign of the cross

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The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.