The price of the DaVinci World Savior painting may become $1.5 million!
Salvette Mundi (Or World savior, In Spanish) Panel of the renowned Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is unlikely to be presented at the French Louvre, with the majority of experts questioning its integrity.
This came in an article published by the British Daily Telegraph quoting informed sources that the painting could only be displayed in the Louvre, if it proves to be in the feather of Leonardo da Vinci.
According to the information provided to the newspaper, the museum made a special decision to accompany the painting sold at the auction of “Christie ” in New York for $450 million, provided that it was written under it during the show “from the Leonardo da Vinci Workshop”, which would undoubtedly cause harm to its owners.
The historian of French art and author of the Last leonardo, Ben Louis, testified that the Louvre had already made a request to its branch in Abu Dhabi that the painting be rented to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, which will open on October 24 in Paris. However, knowledgeable sources at the Louvre have reported that only a few experts believe that the “savior of the World ” belongs to Leonardo’s feather, and that they intend to reaffirm the original painting. In this case, according to Ben Lewis, the price will fall to $1.5 million.
The newspaper recalled that the “Savior of the World” Panel attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was sold in 2005 for only $10, 000 and was restoration at the Museum of Fine Arts at New York University for sale by the Swiss broker in 2013 to the Russian Federation, Dmitry Ribulovlev, for 127.5 million Dollars. The latter sold it in 2017 at the “Christie ‘s” auction for about $450 million.
The New York Times said Saudi Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud bought it from the Russian billionaire. The auction house, “Christie “, later announced that the painting had been sold to the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.
The media had earlier reported that the painting would be displayed at the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, where 600 magnificent art from the Louvre and the centre of “Georges Pompidou” and Versailles were preserved. However, the Department of Culture and Tourism announced that the exhibition would be postponed indefinitely.
The painting itself is currently being kept by the daily Telegraph in Switzerland.