In 2013 a client with an unrestored “Leonardo Da Vinci” requested an urgent frame.

Framing proposals were sent that included the “Angel Cassetta” and decorated Cassetta as later that may have been used by a New York framer.

The painting was then exhibited in the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro alongside masterpieces from the Vatican.

Fast forward 4 years…

A “genuine” Salvator Mundi (in blue) was put up for sale with the decorated Cassetta frame and sold for the record sum of £340million.

The Louvre Leonardo Exhibition was set to have both versions displayed opposite each other but unfortunately, the “genuine” Salvator Mundi was pulled from the Louvre Exhibition, leaving just the Salvator Mundi in the John Davies Angel Cassetta frame.

You couldn’t make it up.