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‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record $400m at Christie’s New York.

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$50.3m

The buyer’s premium due

19

The number of minutes it took to sell

$30m

The increment of the final bid to win the lot

$785.9m

The sale total, with premium, of Christie’s evening sale

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Paintings known to exist by Leonardo da Vinci, many in institutions. The Madonna of the Yarnwinder owned by the Duke of Buccleuch is on loan to National Gallery Scotland.

30,000

The number of people who queued to see the painting at Christie’s venues prior to sale.

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The all-time highest auction prices in sterling.