Leonardo Da Vinci - Salvator Mundi
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Artwork: Leonardo Da Vinci - Salvator Mundi
Size: 65.7 x 45.7 cm
Medium: Oil on panel
Creation year: 1500
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted circa 1500
Provenance: (Possibly) Commissioned after 1500 by King Louis XII of France (1462-1515) and his wife, Anne of Brittany (1477-1514), following the conquest of Milan and Genoa, and possibly by descent to Henrietta Maria of France (1609-1669), by whom possibly brought to England in 1625 upon her marriage toKing Charles I of England (1600-1649), Greenwich; Commonwealth Sale, as 'A peece of Christ done by Leonardo at 30- 00- 00', presented, 23 October 1651, as part of the Sixth Dividend to Captain John Stone (1620-1667), leader of the Sixth Dividend of creditors, until 1660, when it was returned with other works upon the Restoration to King Charles II of England (1630-1685), Whitehall, and probably by inheritance to his brotherKing James II of England (1633-1701), Whitehall, from which probably removed by Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester (1657-1717), or her future son-in-law, John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1648-1721), and probably by descent to his illegitimate sonSir Charles Herbert Sheffield, 1st Bt. (c. 1706-1774); John Prestage, London, 24 February 1763, lot 53, as 'L. Da. Vinci A head of our Saviour' (£2.10)Sir [John] Charles Robinson (1824-1913), as Bernardino Luini; by whom sold in 1900 to Sir Francis Cook, 1st Bt. (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, and by descent throughSir Frederick [Lucas] Cook, 2nd Bt. (1844-1920), Doughty House, Richmond, andSir Herbert [Frederick] Cook, 3rd Bt. (1868-1939), Doughty House, Richmond, as 'Free copy after Boltraffio' and later 'Milanese School', to Sir Francis [Ferdinand Maurice] Cook, 4th Bt. (1907-1978); his sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1958, lot 40, as 'Boltraffio' (£45 to Kuntz); Private collection, United States; Robert Simon, New York; Private sale; Sotheby's, New York; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, The National Gallery, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, 9 November 2011-5 February 2012, no. 91

Christie's New York

Date: 2017-11-15
Lot Number: 9B
Hammer Price: $400000000
Sold For: 450312500 XYZ