'And now for the Leonardo - who'll give me $1200?'

September 22 2018

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It's always been a mystery just where the US super sleuth Alex Parrish found Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi - all we knew is that he bought it for about $10,000 with the New York dealer Robert Simon. But now the Wall Street Journal has found a copy of the original sale catalogue, from New Orleans auction house in 2005. The estimate was just $1200-$1500! The WSJ also interviews the family of the previous owner of the painting, who seem pretty sanguine about it all. We've yet to hear from the underbidder...

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