Adam and Eve lament the death of Abel. In the background, there is a scene of Cain killing Abel.
This print was originally attributed to Beatrizet, but is now thought to have been engraved by Girolamo Fagiuoli. It is based on a design by Francesco Salviati.
Inscription: Ant. Lafrery Romae.
Verses in latin.
On laid paper, with watermark (see photo)
Condition: Generally in good condition. Some marks and damage near corners. See photos.
Reference: "Ant. Lafreri Formis Romae: Der Verleger Antonio Lafreri und seine Druckgraphikproduktion" (2016, Lukasverlag):
Adam und Eva beweinen den Tod Abels.
Second State with addition of inscription of "Ant. Lafrery Romae".
British Museum Online Collection Museum number: V,1.128
Girolamo Faccioli (Fagiuoli) was an engraver and goldsmith from Bologna, mentioned by Vasari. Some of his prints were published in Rome around 1538-1543. None of his prints are signed, and so there is uncertainty about authorship.
Antoine Lafréry (1512-1577). French engraver, cartographer and publisher, active in Rome.
Francesco Salviati, also known as Francesco de'Rossi,( 1510 - 1563). Italian Mannerist painter, particularly of frescos, who lived and worked mainly in Florence, but also produced works in Bologna and Rome. '
- Girolamo Fagiuoli, after Francesco Salviati
- Title of artwork
- Adam and Eve grieve over the dead Abel
- ca. 1539-1574
- Not signed
- See description
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 26.7×38.5 cm