Eva reaching out to Adam, holding the forbidden fruit. Set in Paradice with a lush array of fruits in the left foreground. The snake can be seen hiding in the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Saenredam was trained in the workshop of Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem and later started his own workshop, where he continued to produce high-quality prints after Goltzius and Bloemaert, among others.
At a young age, he was already recognized by van Mander in 1602 as an outstanding figure in Dutch engraving, as shown in this wonderful engraving.
Third plate from a series on "The story of Adam and Eve" (6 plates).
Lettered below "A. Bloemaert. inue, / J. Saenredam sculp. / 3". In the margin two columns of text, each two lines "Ambitiosa fames ... fructus".
Condition: Very good silver print-run of 1st state on laid paper. Trimmed to the borderline. Laid down on old paper (from old collector's album). Somewhat toned. Several brown stains: upper left corner, and to the right of Eve. Slight cut in the lower text margin, not affecting the text. A cut of approx. 2.5 cm at the left of the text margin. Old glue marks on verso.
Reference: Hollstein / Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts c.1450-1700 (3.I)
Roethlisberger 1993 / Abraham Bloemaert and his sons: Paintings and Prints, no. 74.
- Jan Saenredam (1565-1607). After Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651).
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Eva seducing Adam in Paradise.
- 1700 und früher
- Signiert in der Platte
- Angemessener Zustand
- 275×197×0 mm