Long-Lost Leonardo Painting Resurfaces

First major da Vinci discovery in a century
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 30, 2011 12:43 PM CDT
A statue of Leonardo da Vinci at Piazza Scala in Milan.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – For the first time in a century, a major “new” Leonardo da Vinci piece has emerged. This time, it’s a painting called “Salvatore Mundi,” discovered in a private American collection and confirmed as the master’s work. It’s a long-missing painting that once belonged to Charles I and Charles II, the Huffington Post reports—and soon, it will be publicly viewable. The image, painted in oil on wood panel, shows Christ with his hand raised in blessing.

London’s National Gallery will display the painting, reportedly worth $200 million, from November 9 to February 5. Click through to see more of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvatore Mundi."

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