2014 Annual Brunch & Leonardo Lecture

Jan 16, 2014 2177

Called "the most thrilling art discovery of our time," the saga of Leonardo da Vinci's lost work, the Salvator Mundi, is an intriguing tale. The poignant oil painting, which depicts Christ making the sign of the blessing, was last recorded in the collection of King Charles I in 1649. And then it seemed to have vanished.

That is, until it was presented to Robert B. Simon, PhD, an art historian and specialist in old master works, after being identified hanging anonymously on a staircase in an American home.

Join us at our Annual Brunch on February 16, 2014 at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show in West Palm Beach, Florida, as Dr. Simon tells the story of the Salvator Mundi in his lecture, "Leonardo Lost & Found." The discovery is made even more significant because the work is one of only fifteen surviving works by da Vinci. Learn about how da Vinci's pentimento helped Dr. Simon correctly identify the work, which was ultimately included as part of an exhibit at the National Gallery in London in 2011.

This is an invitation-only event for members and special friends. The cost is $100.00 per person and includes champagne buffet brunch and a Sunday day pass to the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show. Non-member seating is limited and will sell out quickly. Members of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery are invited to attend for free, but must RSVP by February 10th to friendsofuffizi@gmail.com or 561.289.4090.

Non members may purchase tickets by clicking here.

If you're not able to attend, but would like to make a donation to support this event and Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, please click here.

To watch the CNN report on the discovery of the Salvator Mundi.

We look forward to seeing you on February 16th.

Thank you,
Lisa Marie Browne
Executive Director

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