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Did Da Vinci fail to finish the Mona Lisa because of his ‘claw hand’?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci may have been prevented from finishing the Mona Lisa after a severe fainting episode left him with a ‘claw’ hand and unable to hold a paintbrush, a new study suggests. A portrait of the Italian Renaissance artist shows his right hand, wrapped in clothing like a bandage and ‘suspended in a stiff, contracted position’, according to research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.…