This section of the website is devoted to information about Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Although the painting and my involvement with it are completely distinct from the activities of Robert Simon Fine Art, I thought it would be useful to gather here some of the references to the painting, its discovery, and reception. - RBS

Selected Articles on the Discovery of
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi




Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519)
Salvator MundiOil on panel, 25 13/16 x 17 7/8 inches (65.6 x 45.4 cm)
Private Collection

© 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC
Photograph: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art

News of the discovery of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi began appearing at the end of May and beginning of June 2011. Several articles and internet postings reported the existence of the painting, but often with considerable inaccuracies, most alarmingly the illustration of the wrong painting. Those listed below are better informed, but inevitably there are some errors.
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From The Art Newspaper, Martin Bailey's articles from September, 2011.

From ARTnews, Milton Esterow's "Rediscovering a Leonardo" published in October 2011.

From The Sunday Times Magazine, Kathy Brewis' "Leonardo? Convince Me" from October 10, 2011.

From The Guardian, Jonathan Jones "Leonardo's 'lost' Christ, sold for £45 in 1956 – now valued at £120m" from July 12, 2011 and his "Leonardo da Vinci: art's mystery man" from July 13, 2011.

From the Antiques Trade Gazette, Alex Capon's articles from July 18th, 2011, "National Gallery Approves New Leonardo Discovery" and "Salvator Mundi: condition and provenance".


From The History Blog, "Lost Leonardo Painting Discovered", posted on July 8, 2011.

From Dossier de l'Art, No.195, an article by Pietro C. Marani, "Deux nouveaux LĂ©onard?," from April, 2012.


And from Stacy Bolton Communications, the Official Press Releases (Shortened Version and Extended Version), released to the public on July 7, 2011.