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The Story of the First Men

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,0915.38

  • Title (series)

    • The Story of the First Men
  • Description

    Plate 3: Adam and Eve hiding from the Lord. Woody landscape with the couple running away at left, God reaching out for them at right, the couple again holding an apple beyond, several animals in foreground and background (e.g. porcupine, deer and lion); first state before numbers; after Maarten de Vos. 1583
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1583
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 205 millimetres
    • Width: 260 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in lower part of impression: "Ioan: Sadlerus / inue: et scalps:" and (written on central tree) "GENES. III" and "M. de vos figurauit.".
        Lettered in Latin in lower margin, two lines in two columns: "Sed miser allectus ... / ... promissi seminis optat.".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one of a series of twelve, for comment see D,6.130. For another impression see D,6.133.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 19 (Sadeler) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 27 (Maarten de Vos) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,0915.38

Adam and Eve hiding from the Lord and the Fall of Man; God stands at right and Adam and Eve hide amongst some trees with their genitalia covered with leaves; beyond Adam and Eve at the Tree of Knowledge contemplating eating the forbidden fruit; on full sh

Adam and Eve hiding from the Lord and the Fall of Man; God stands at right and Adam and Eve hide amongst some trees with their genitalia covered with leaves; beyond Adam and Eve at the Tree of Knowledge contemplating eating the forbidden fruit; on full sh

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