Leonardo Da Vinci Was Ambidextrous, Handwriting Analysis Shows
By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer Live Science
Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed, but he was equally adept at writing and painting with his right hand, new evidence from one his earliest known works has revealed.
Experts with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD), an art conservation and research institution in Florence, Italy, conducted diagnostic surveys of a drawing made by da Vinci on Aug. 4, 1473, when the artist was only 21 years old. The drawing is called “Landscape” and is also referred to as “8P” after its inventory number; it is currently part of the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, according to a statement issued by the museum.