The Creation of Eve (from the series The Story of Adam and Eve)

1529
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 001; Hollstein 1, I/III; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 1, I(b)/III

Dimensions

Platemark (trimmed to image and platemark): 16 x 11.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M28408

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, upper center: 1529/L [in reverse]

Markings

Watermark: jug with two flowers (see Filedt Kok, New Hollstein, p. 291, no. 3d); verso, collector's stamp in black ink: [crown over A within a circle; Earl of Aylesford, Lugt 58]; collector's stamp in black ink: P. Davidsohn [Lugt 654]; in graphite: B 1.

Provenance

Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (b. 1786 - d. 1859), London and Packington Hall. Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839 - d. 1924?), London, Vienna, and Berlin; November 22-26, 1920, his sale, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, part of lot 1045, to P. & D. Colnaghi (dealer), London; January, 1921, purchased from Colnaghi by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund