Artistic license? Experts doubt Leonardo da Vinci painted $450m Salvator Mundi
It broke the record for the most expensive painting ever sold, but the image of Jesus has come under fire with many doubting its authenticity
After breaking the world record as the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction for $450.3m, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is at the heart of a hot debate among critics and historians who question whether this painting on wood of Jesus was ever touched by Leonardo’s brush.
Some say it could have been made by Giovanni Boltraffio, an Italian artist who worked as a pupil in Leonardo’s studio.