The Expulsion from Paradise

The Expulsion from Paradise

c. 1606

Jan Wierix

(Flemish, c. 1549-aft 1615)

Pen and brown ink, framing lines in brown ink

Support: Vellum

Sheet: 9.5 x 12.4 cm (3 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Image: 9 x 11.9 cm (3 9/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1994.16

Description

Originally this exquisite sheet belonged to a series of 21 drawings illustrating the creation and early history of man as recounted in Genesis. Today, 16 are known to have survived. Jewellike in its preciousness and minute detail, this drawing describes Eden as a virtual microcosm populated by a dizzying array of plants and animals.

See also
Collection: 
DR - Flemish
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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