The Angel Expelling Adam and Eve from Paradise

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein xxi.85 7, iii/iii

Dimensions

Plate: 19.9 x 26.8 cm (7 13/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 x 29.7 cm (8 7/8 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.721

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 LC: Crispin.inv. JSaeyler.f.
In plate LR: 5
In plate at bottom: Angelusexilio miseros castigat acerbo . Raptaq3 sed sero poma tyulisse dolent. Genesis C.3.V.24
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in graphite pencil: 11

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection