The experts found the authentic fingerprint of Leonardo da Vinci
The artist left his mark on medical illustration.
British experts made an amazing discovery — they found the imprint of the thumb of the left hand in the figure of Leonardo da Vinci’s “the cardiovascular system and principal organs of a woman” (created circa 1509).
Hidden details in #LeonardoDaVinci”s drawings are revealed in our new book, ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Closer Look’ which is published on Friday. This image shows his thumb print in the same reddish-brown ink as the rest of the drawing. https://t.co/BWNWiv7I2G #Leonardo500 pic.twitter.com/1xCeaNFU4t
— RoyalCollectionTrust (@RCT) 28 Jan 2019.
After a detailed study of fingerprint experts came to the conclusion that it belongs to the artist, as the ink is consistent with those used to create the pattern. Apparently, da Vinci accidentally soiled hands, and then took a sheet of paper. It also suggests a fuzzy spot on the back side, which may be the imprint of the left index finger.
Despite the fact that in other figures Leonardo da Vinci had already found the fingerprints, this finding is still the most compelling candidate for the authenticity of the thumbprint of the artist.
Drawing “the cardiovascular system and principal organs of a woman” is now kept in the British Royal collection. New details about the print will be presented to the public later in the book Alan Donnithorne “Leonardo da Vinci: a closer look”.
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