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PARIS — Expectations have been high for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition that is being mounted at the Louvre to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. For months, there has been speculation, about which works would travel to the Louvre, about the geopolitical backstory to each potential loan, and about a problematic but fascinating painting known as the “Salvator Mundi,” which sold at auction for more than $450 million in 2017.

The Louvre gave a first look at the show on Friday afternoon. Now we have answers.

“Salvator Mundi,” which is rumored to be owned by Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi prince who the CIA believes ordered the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is not in the show. The exquisite “Benois Madonna,” which travels from its home at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg exceedingly rarely, is. The unfinished “Saint Jerome,” seen recently in New York, has been lent by the Vatican, and a soulful portrait of a young musician, from Milan, has also made the trip.

To read more on The Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/not-every-leonardo-is-in-the-huge-louvre-exhibition-whats-there-though-is-brilliant/2019/10/18/f8a9937e-f1b9-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html

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