When a Leonardo da Vinci sounded too good to be true.

A trustee had been approached to set up an art-fund with a Leonardo da Vinci as the principal asset. He asked Cadell for a second opinion on the da Vinci.

The sector expert already knew that this work had been on the market ‘for years’ and hadn’t been accepted by any of the relevant experts as authentic. The client was able to walk away from the deal without making a costly mistake.