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

Did Da Vinci fail to finish the Mona Lisa because of his 'claw hand'?: Portrait reveals why artist may never have completed his masterpiece Portrait of the Italian Renaissance artist shows his right hand wrapped in cloth Sitting in a bandage it appears 'suspended in a stiff, contracted position' 

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 02:20 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 02:21 BST, 4 May 2019

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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.

Although da Vinci drew with his left hand, the researchers said he painted with his right and they believe the injury

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