Adam and Eve

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1504

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Adam and Eve exhibits the extraordinary detail and tonal range of which he was capable. The print’s meticulously described landscape and its symbolism are derived from late medieval art, while Dürer’s fascination with the canons of classical proportion and anatomy (Adam is posed like the Apollo Belvedere, while Eve recalls classical statues of Venus) comes from his study of Italian Renaissance art.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Adam and Eve

Origin

Germany

Date

1504

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

The 'cartellino' in the tree on the left is inscribed with Dürer's monogram, the date 1504, and the words "Albertus Durer Noricus Faciebat."

Dimensions

250 x 193 mm (image); 253 x 196 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1944.614

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