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Added on : 2019-06-11 21:41:18

A LEONARDO da Vinci masterpiece which has been “missing” for the past two years has reportedly been found on the Saudi Crown Prince’s Mohammed bin Salman superyacht.

The location of the painting has been a mystery since it was sold for a record $450m (£350m) at auction by Christie’s in New York in 2017 – becoming the most expensive painting in history.

On Monday, Artnet, an art industry news service, reported that the 500-year-old painting was being kept on Prince Mohammed’s £350million ($450m) 134m yacht, Serene.

The 500-year-old painting was reportedly gifted to Mohammed bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi, so that it could be displayed at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. But the September 2018 exhibit was delayed indefinitely. It was also pledged as a loan to the actual Louvre in Paris for an upcoming exhibit to mark the 500 years since da Vinci’s death — but was pulled from that show. Then it disappeared.

 

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