Sleeper alert

November 29 2022

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Picture: Christie's

This copy of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi made over €1m at Christie's online Old Master sale in Paris yesterday. The estimate was just €10k-15k. For a few glorious hours I was in the lead. But that was three days ago... 

I was bidding because I thought it was an earlier copy than 1600, as Christie's had catalogued it. How much earlier is of course now the €1m question. I'll be writing more about the picture, and how it fits into the Salvator Mundi production line, in next month's The Art Newspaper. 

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