Creation of Eve

before 1585
Johannes Sadeler (Netherlandish, 1550–about 1600), After Crispin van den Broeck (Netherlandish, 1524–1591)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein xxi.84 4, iii/iii

Dimensions

Plate: 19.3 x 26.9 cm (7 5/8 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 28.6 cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.718

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sadeler’s original series comprised eight engravings: Hollstein xxi.84.1-8.
In the third state six of the eight plates were re-worked to replace the figure of God with a Hebrew tetragram. Plates 3-8 were re-numbered as 1-6, the address and other inscriptions were changed.

Inscription

In plate UL: EX HAC ARBORE NE COMEDATIS
In plate UR: IEHOVA DEUS FORMAVIT FOEMINAM EX COSTA ADAMI
In plate LR: JSadel:fecit 2
In plate at bottom: Ecce nouo demptam tollit de corpore costam, Et capit hinc formae facta puella decus. Genes.C.2.V.21
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in graphite pencil: 8
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 17.1

Provenance

Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection