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The Garden of Love, Left Half, with Seated Woman

A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1631

Artist:

Christoffel Jegher (Flemish, 1596-1652/53)
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)

About this artwork

Christoffel Jegher produced several large-scale woodcuts in collaboration with the Flemish painter and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens, of which this two-sheet print is the largest. The panoramic garden setting includes delights such as a group of musical enthusiasts perched on plush chairs and colonnaded ledges on the left; on the right is a fountain grotto with decorative streams of water into which the most boisterous men try to cajole their lovers. The unsure woman on the far right, her waist firmly grasped by a smooth-talking admirer, resists the necessary push into temptation from a determined, winged Eros.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Christoffel Jegher

Title

The Garden of Love, Left Half, with Seated Woman

Origin

Germany

Date

1625–1635

Medium

Woodcut on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

457 × 588 mm

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment and Prints and Drawing Endowment #1

Reference Number

1993.178

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