Da Vinci painting worth £120 million
By T.K. Randall
July 4, 2011 · 15 comments
Image Credit: Leonardo Da Vinci
A painting that was sold for £45 was later found to be by Da Vinci and is now worth £120 million.
Entitled Salvator Mundi or "Saviour of the World", the oil on wood painting depicts Jesus Christ offering a blessing while holding a globe. It was originally believed to be the work of one of Da Vinci's pupils until experts confirmed that it was by the master himself.
Experts involved in authenticating the work have been sworn to secrecy and asked not to speak about the find while the National Gallery in London - where the painting is due to be displayed later this year - also refused to comment. The oil on wood panel painting, Salvator Mundi or 'Saviour of the World', depicts Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding a globe and measures 26" by 18. 5".
Source: Daily Mail
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