Salvator Mundi Case Study

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A long lost painting has been found after years of it being missing. It is actually a painting done by one of the greatest painters of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. The Salvator Mundi or the Savior of the World was said to be pained by da Vinci around the same time he painted the most famous painting in the world, The Mona Lisa. Believe it or not, this said painting was actually sold for $60 in 1958 because no one really knew of checked at that time if this is actually worth more than that. It turns out that it is actually a classic painting from one of the greats, that is why it will no be put up for auction for $100 million. DA VINCI’S WORKS Leonardo da Vinci has got to be the one of the most celebrated painter in the world from the Italian Renaissance. He is …show more content…

The Salvator Mundi is one of those paintings that has only been recently considered as a work of the great Da Vinci himself. It is a painting of Christ wearing a Renaissance dress and is also giving a benediction with his raised right hand that also shows how his fingers are crossed whilst his left hand hold a crystal sphere. According to historians, it was made for Louis XII of France between the years of 1506 and 1503. This painting owned by Charles I of England that was part of his art collection in the year 1649. Unfortunately, it was auctioned by his son in 1763 and the painting was never seen again until the 1900’s where it was purchased by Francis Cook, who is the 1st Viscount of Monserrate. The painting has been restored pretty badly a couple of times over the years which is why it was even sold in an auction for $60. It reappeared in 2005 it was presented to another auction but this time, it was carefully examined which is how they actually managed to find out that it was indeed a masterpiece of Da Vinci. $100 MILLION FOR

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