Leonardo da Vinci has been signed, in the most literal sense of the word. The fingerprints of the artist, specifically that of his left thumb, have been found in a valuable document, preserved throughout this time in the Windsor Castle. It is nothing less than a drawing of the cardiovascular system and the internal organs that the genius made in 1509.
Alan Donnithorne, exjefe of Conservation of the institution, was the one who discovered the footprint. The researcher is convinced that the Italian held the drawing with his fingers full of ink. It is not clear whether or not it is a mistake, although experts believe that it could have done so deliberately.
Leonardo da Vinci
This is the closest we are ever going to be to Leonardo, to see his footprint so clearly. It is so clear that it almost seems that it was done deliberately "
Despite the curiosity of the discovery, it is worth mentioning that it is not the first time that the artist's fingerprints have been found in some of his works. However, this is the time when his fingerprints become clearer. This is what Martin Clayton, of the Royal Collection Trust, to the British newspaper The Guardian: "This is the closest we are ever going to be to Leonardo, to see his mark so clearly. It is so clear that it almost seems that it was done deliberately "
This and other findings have been compiled in a book, of which the Royal Collection Trust has given more details on their social networks. "Details hidden in Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings are revealed in our new book: 'Leonardo da Vinci: A Closer Look' to be published this Friday. This image shows its imprint imprinted on an ink of the same reddish color as the rest of the drawing "
Such a peculiar volume comes to light coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death. A deep analysis that also deals with Italian drawing techniques.
This and other findings have been compiled in the book 'Leonardo da Vinci: a closer look'