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Ginevra de' Benci by da Vinci
Ginevra de' Benci, 1474/1478

Leonardo da Vinci's painting of 16-year-old Ginevra plays an important role in ESCAPE VELOCITY but I'm not revealing her secret here!

da Vinci's actual fingerprint can be seen in this painting! It's in the foliage to Ginevra's left and slightly down from her mouth.

Detail of de' Benci portrait showing da Vinci's fingerprint
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