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'D´Anastasio R, Vezzosi A, Gallenga PE, Pierfelice L, Sabato A, Capasso L, 2005: Anthropological Analysis of Leonardo da Vinci's Fingerprints. Anthropologie (Brno) 43, 1: 57-61'.
Leonardo's writings, drawings and paintings contain many fingerprints representing the only biological traces of the genius, and of the world surrounding him. These fingerprints were produced by ink, by biological fluids (saliva, blood), and possibly food (oil, fats?). The topographic distributions or the completeness of the prints show the manual ability of the genius, and the presence of some sort of disturbance (joint or neuro-muscular disease) having occurred during the last part of his life. The authors reconstruct the left thumb print released on manuscripts and its perfect correspondence to the print on the examined canvases.
Fingerprints - Biological traces - Renaissance masters

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