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Salvator Mundi

An outward-turned left eye featured in da Vinci’s portraits suggest a disorder which helped him paint three-dimensional scenes

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The auction house insists that there is a broad scholarly consensus that the record-breaking artwork be attributed to Leonardo

An art historian and leading Leonardo expert has cast doubt on the painting’s attribution

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The staggering price reached by Salvator Mundi prompts the question: what are you really buying when you buy an artwork?