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- Series: History of Cain and Abel
Plate 2: Cain killing Abel; Cain beating Abel with a jawbone reclined on the ground, smoking altars on either side, one with a fruit and vegetable offering, the other one with meat, Cain terrified by thundering in background at left; second state with publisher's address; after Michiel Coxcie. 1576
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Height: 202 millimetres
Width: 278 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one of a series of three showing the story of Cain and Abel after Michiel Coxcie. For impressions of this set see 1910,0208.16; 1937,0915.439-441; 1968,1018.1.10-12; 1973,1213.585.
This series was first published in 1575 by Gerard de Jode in the biblical series 'Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum veteris testamenti (...)'; For a complete set in BM collection see 1968,1018.1.10-12 (for comment see 1968,1018.1.2).
Literature: Hans Mielke, 'Der Thesaurus Veteris et Novi Testamenti des GdJ', in 'Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 1975, pp.29-83, see n.2, p.78; K. Jonckheere (ed.), 'Michiel Coxcie (1499-1592) and the Giants of his Age', exh.cat. Museum M, Leuven, 2013, cat.no. 36.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013/14 Nov-Jan, Leuven, Museum M, 'Michiel Coxcie'
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