The Fall of Man

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein xxi.85 6, iii/iii

Dimensions

Plate: 19.7 x 26.7 cm (7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.) Sheet: 23 x 29.7 cm (9 1/16 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.720

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: DEUS FECIT IPHISTUNIC AS PELLICEAS
In plate UR: ADAM UBI ES.
In plate LC: Crispin J b
In plate LR: JSaeyler. f. 4
In plate at bottom: Ad patris irati uocem formidine capti Ausugiunt: Culpam noscit uterq suam. Genes. C.3.V.9
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LC in graphite pencil: 10

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection