Nov 12, 2011

It has been called the rarest thing imaginable, a newly discovered painting by the iconic Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, which has sent shockwaves through the art world.

The "Salvator Mundi" painting was for years thought to be a painting by one of the master's pupils or associates, but was recently authenticated as a da Vinci after a painstaking period of study and conservation.

Because of its authentication, the painting's value went up from around US $125 to around US $200 million. It was sold in 1958 for 45 by descendants of British collector Sir Frederick Cook, wh....BNN
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