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The Resource Leonardo's Salvator Mundi : & the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi : & the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon

Label
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi : & the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts
Title
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi
Title remainder
& the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon
Title variation
Salvator Mundi
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Salvator Mundi is the first Leonardo painting to be discovered for over a century. Following its re-emergence, it played a leading role in the landmark Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery in London in 2011, after which it was purchased by a Russian oligarch. In 2017 it was auctioned by Christie's in New York, fetching the world record price of $450m, and now forms part of the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi. The Salvator Mundi may be seen as the devotional counterpart to the Mona Lisa, having an extraordinary, communicative presence. The artist has reformed the very traditional subject matter in a number of ways. The elusiveness of Christ's expression suggests his spiritual origins beyond the world of the senses. The traditional sphere of the earth has been transformed into a rock-crystal orb and signifies a crystalline sphere of the heavens. In addition to its spiritual dimension, the image exploits Leonardo's optical knowledge and his growing sense of the illusiveness of seeing. Only the blessing hand is in reasonably sharp focus, with his features softly veiled. The scintillating curls of his hair are characterised in line with his theory that the physics of the curling of hair is analogous to vortex motion in water. This book looks at evidence of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi in the collections of Charles I and Charles II. It explores the appraisal of works by Leonardo at the Stuart courts, and proposes that how works attributed to Leonardo were first encountered and understood in seventeenth-century Britain would shape the wider evolution of Leonardo as a cultural icon. This volume gives a dramatic first-hand account of the modern-day discovery of the painting, from its purchase in a minor New Orleans auction house, to the cleaning of the picture that would disclose it as Leonardo's startling original, and the research processes that would uncover illustrious and obscure former owners. The book presents the definitive study of the new masterpiece
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dalivalle, Margaret,
  • Kemp, Martin,
  • Simon, Robert B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Art, Italian
  • Art patronage
  • Art, Italian
  • Art patronage
Label
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi : & the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1078429061
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780198813835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078429061
Label
Leonardo's Salvator Mundi : & the collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1078429061
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780198813835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078429061

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