Eve Tempting Adam

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein xxi.85 5, iii/iii

Dimensions

Plate: 19.7 x 26.8 cm (7 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 22.8 x 29.9 cm (9 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.719

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 LL: JSaler. fecit
In plate LR: 3
In plate at bottom: Iusa dei sumpto violantur ab arbore pomo, Efficit hoc tacitis vipera soeua dolis. Genesis.C.3.V.6.
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in graphite pencil: 9

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection