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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.


c. 1631


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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Christoffel Jegher


The Garden of Love, Left Half, with Seated Woman


Germany (Artist's nationality)




Woodcut on ivory laid paper


45.7 × 58.8 cm (18 × 23 3/16 in.)

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

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