“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