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The Temptation and Fall of Adam and Eve (from the series The Story of Adam and Eve)

The Fall of Man

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 003; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 3, I/III; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 3, l(b)/III

Dimensions

Platemark: 16.3 x 11.5 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M28410

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, upper center: 1929/L [in reverse]

Markings

Watermark: unicorn (see New Hollstein, p. 300, 1); verso, collector's stamp in black ink: P. Davidsohn [Lugt 654]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 28410

Provenance

[Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (b. 1756 - 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