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London museum says it will show a lost Leonardo

London museum says it will show a lost Leonardo

The National Gallery in London says it will exhibit a painting recently authenticated as the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
"Salvator Mundi" dates to around 1500. It depicts a half-length figure of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding an orb.
The oil painting will be catalogued as a work by the master. It will be part of a larger exhibition titled: "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of the Court of Milan," from Nov. 9 to Feb. 5, 2012
The work is currently owned by a consortium represented by a private New York dealer.
The National Gallery said in a statement Monday that the work was shown to its director, curator and other art scholars after undergoing conservation, completed in 2010.


Updated : 2021-01-21 00:56 GMT+08:00