Adam en Eva in het Paradijs (de geschiedenis van de eerste ouders van de mens)

Adam en Eva in het Paradijs (de geschiedenis van de eerste ouders van de mens)

<p style="margin:0cm;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-US">In this suite of engravings, the Utrecht-based painter Abraham Bloemaert has depicted various key scenes from the Book of Genesis. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve live in harmony with each other, the world and nature. Here they are protected from mortality, work and knowledge. After the Fall, they have to take care of their own garden and shape their own world. Bloemaert makes that transition very clear. Under a stormy sky, the couple is expelled from the lush, sunny garden, into a rugged landscape, where Adam is shown digging and Eve spinning wool. Bloemaert thus emphasises the link between the expulsion from Paradise and the need to perform hard labour. The Garden of Eden is thus linked to the dawn of human history.</span></p>

In this suite of engravings, the Utrecht-based painter Abraham Bloemaert has depicted various key scenes from the Book of Genesis. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve live in harmony with each other, the world and nature. Here they are protected from mortality, work and knowledge. After the Fall, they have to take care of their own garden and shape their own world. Bloemaert makes that transition very clear. Under a stormy sky, the couple is expelled from the lush, sunny garden, into a rugged landscape, where Adam is shown digging and Eve spinning wool. Bloemaert thus emphasises the link between the expulsion from Paradise and the need to perform hard labour. The Garden of Eden is thus linked to the dawn of human history.

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Title

Adam en Eva in het Paradijs (de geschiedenis van de eerste ouders van de mens)

Artist

Abraham Bloemaert (ontwerper) (Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht)

Jan Saenredam (graveur) (Zaandam 1565 - 1607 Assendelft)

Dating

1604 - 1604

Material and technique

gravure op papier

Object number

12731

Object type

prent, gravure

Acquisition

aankoop 1960

Dimensions

hoogte (beeld) 27.5 cm

breedte (beeld) 19.7 cm

Inscriptions and markings

  • signatuur en opschrift onder in beeld rechts van het midden : A. Bloemaert Inue.// J. Saenredam sculp. 2

  • onderschrift 1 l.o. beeld : Iusserat auricomo nemus omne grauescere foetu // Rerum opifex, hominem silvas habitare beatas,

  • onderschrift 2 r.o. beeld : Et colere, et legem ruris servare fruendi // Poße datum; rapta est per devia prona voluntas // TSchreve. (TS in monogram)

What

(herkomst) afkomstig uit de coll. Rev. G. Burgleigh James

More of the same motif

bijbelse voorstelling, Adam en Eva in het paradijs

Remarks

nr. 2 uit een serie van 6 gravures voorstellende "De Geschiedenis van onze eerste ouders" (inv. nrs. 12730, 12731, 12732, 12734, 12736 en 12738). De hele serie bevindt zich in de collectie van het Centraal Museum.

Documentation

  • Abraham Bloemaert and his sons, Marcel G. Roethlisberger, Marten Jan Bok, (Doornspijk, 1993), dl. I, cat. nr. 73; dl. II, afb. 128

  • Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700, volume II, F.W.H. Hollstein, Amsterdam, p. 68, nr. 516 (2)

  • Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700, volume XXIII, F.W.H. Hollstein, p. 7, nr. 2

Exhibitions

  • De botanische revolutie, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2021 - 2022

  • Krassen en strepen, tekeningen en prenten Oude Kunst uit eigen bezit, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1997

  • Het Huis van Bloemaert, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1996

Persistent url

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https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.E5603ACA-E94A-4680-BD1F-4F078E3B64A4

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