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- Series: Small Passion
First plate from the second edition of the bound series of 37 woodcuts with Latin text, published by Daniel Bissuccio in Venice in 1612; the Fall of Man; in a dense forest, Adam and Eve stand arm in arm next to the Tree of Kowledge, surrounded by the serpent, a lion, a bull, and a boar, and letterpress on verso. c.1510
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Height: 125 millimetres
Width: 97 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the second plate from a copy of the second edition of the series, published by Daniel Bissuccio, Venice, 1612. The first edition was published in Nuremberg in 1511 [see 1896-1-25-1 (1-37].
This edition concists of 37 illustrations, all with Italian text on the verso; the illustration of Christ before Pilate (Meder 140) is inserted twice. In addition to the illustrations, this edition has four text sheets and a title-page, not as in the earlier edition with the woodcut of the Man of Sorrows (Meder 125), but with an engraved medallion portrait of Dürer, dated 1553, after the woodcut portrait by Erhard Schön or the medal by Mathes Gebel (see Dürer and his Legacy, nos 11 and 12).
The British Museum owns 35 woodblocks for this series, missing that for the title-page (Meder 125) and for 'Christ Taking Leave of his Mother' (Meder 132).
This book has the book-plate of William Mitchell.
Collation: this page has the printed signatur: B
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: La Passione Di N.S.Giesv Christo D'Alberto Dvrero Di Norimberga...
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