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The Large Power of Women Series

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,1027.84

  • Title (series)

    • The Large Power of Women Series
  • Description

    The Fall of Man; Eve, standing at left, hands an apple to Adam who sits on a rock at right beneath a tree; the serpent winds around the tree trunk, holding an apple in its mouth. c.1514 Woodcut

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1514 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 410 millimetres
    • Width: 290 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The first in a series of six woodcuts on the theme of the power of women. This series is so unified in theme, format, style and mood to be attributed to a single woodblock cutter, possibly Lucas van Leyden himself. Most scholars have dated the series to around 1512-1514.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 175 (Lucas van Leyden) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VII.438.1 (woodcuts) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1849

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1849,1027.84

The Fall of Man; Eve, standing at l, hands an apple to Adam who sits on a rock at r beneath a tree; the serpent winds around the tree trunk, holding an apple in its mouth.  c.1514  Woodcut

The Fall of Man; Eve, standing at l, hands an apple to Adam who sits on a rock at r beneath a tree; the serpent winds around the tree trunk, holding an apple in its mouth. c.1514 Woodcut

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