The True Face of the Salvator Mundi (?)

November 19 2020

Image of The True Face of the Salvator Mundi (?)

Picture: The Telegraph

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A red chalk drawing that has emerged from a private collection in Lecco, Italy, has been claimed to show the 'true face of the Salvator Mundi'. This claim has been made by the Italian scholar Annalisa Di Maria who is associated with the UNESCO Center in Florence. Di Maria has been preparing an 80 page paper on the work ready to be released when lockdown ends.

Leonardo expert Martin Kemp has been quoted in The Telegraph as saying:

I wouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, but I simply can’t tell without seeing the drawing and the scientific evidence... I would need to see if it is drawn left-handed. Leonardo drew everything with his left hand.

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