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The National Gallery of Art in DC digitally reconstructed the Ginevra de' Benci's folded hands.
In reconstruction image, her clothes are plain and folded hands are well suited to the upper body.
There are awkwardness in the depiction of the wrist slightly.

On the other hand Susan Dorothea White has drawn the reconstruction image of Ginevra de' Benci.
The position of arms and hands have a good balance.

It is a personal opinion, a portrait of Ginevra de' Benci was repainted by other painter.
There is no trace of Leonardo's individuality in this picture.

The alabaster smoothness of the Ginevra's face, the upper eyelids' heaviness, the flat mouth,

Leonardo has never painted such a picture.



National Gallery of Art

Susan Dorothea White

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