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

Scholarly Publications and Presentations on the Painting


Luke Syson

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, by Luke Syson, Larry Keith et. al., London , exh. cat. London 2011, pp. 282-3, 298-303, cat. no. 91.
  • A pdf version of the catalogue entry.
The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase here on the National Gallery Website and also available here on Amazon.com.


Martin Kemp

  • Leonardo (revised edition) Oxford 2011, especially pp. 208f, pl. 19. Available for purchase here from Oxford University Press and also here on Amazon.com.
  • Christ to Coke; How Image Becomes Icon, Oxford 2012, especially pp. 35f, fig. 1.12. Available for purchase here from Oxford University Press and also here on Amazon.com.


Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Nica Gutman Rieppi and Robert Simon presented papers at the conference "Leonardo da Vinci: Recent Technical Finds and Discoveries," organized by the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts in New York on February 18, 2012.