A Lower Power

a leonardo

A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Photograph Christophel, Fine Art/UIG via Getty.

“My inside sources at the Louvre, various sources, tell me that not many curators think [the ‘Salvator Mundi] is an autograph Leonardo da Vinci.

“If they did exhibit it … they would want to exhibit it as ‘workshop’.

“If that’s the case, it will be very unlikely that it will be shown, because the owner can’t possibly lend it … the value will go down to somewhere north of $1.5m (£1.2m).” (Ben Lewis, art historian)

(Mark Brown, “The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts,” The Guardian, 5-26-19)

… And somewhere south of the $450m paid at auction.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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