Earlier in 2019 there was some speculation as to what had happened to the world’s most expensive painting. That’s after the painting, Salvator Mundi, was sold to a Saudi prince for the record-breaking price of $450m at Christie’s in New York in 2017.

It cost such a huge amount of money because it had, after a decade, been authenticated as a rare work by Leonardo da Vinci.  There are only 20 known works by the master artist in existence but tell that to the Louvre museum in Paris — home to Da Vinci’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa...

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