Art experts remain divided on the origins of the worlds most expensive painting
Salvator Mundi, the worlds most expensive painting, will not be part of this years big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed.
The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (354m) at Christies in New York in 2017.
Some of the worlds leading Leonardo experts, including Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at Oxford, insist it is genuinely the lost work of the master. Others are more circumspect or dismissive.
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