Jan Pietersz Saenredam (1565-1607 - Adam and Eve

Description
Jan Pietersz Saenredam (1565-1607 - Adam and Eve
Engraving - Signed on print - c1597

Condition: In overall good condition, deep black impression placed upon laid paper protection sheet. old fold in middle. scratch left above corner. Watch pictures carefully. Otherwise good print to watch.

Adam and Eve, according to the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman. They are central to the belief that humanity is in essence a single family, with everyone descended from a single pair of original ancestors. t also provides the basis for the doctrines of the fall of man and original sin that are important beliefs in Christianity, although not held in Judaism or Islam.

Jan Pieterszoon Saenredam (1565 – 6 April 1607) was a Dutch Northern Mannerist painter, printmaker in engraving, and cartographer, and father of the painter of church interiors, Pieter Jansz Saenredam. He is noted for the many allegorical images he created from classical mythology and the Bible.

After design by Hendrick Goltzius (January or February 1558 – 1 January 1617) was a German-born Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, noted for his sophisticated technique and the "exuberance" of his compositions. According to A. Hyatt Mayor, Goltzius "was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good painter and the last who invented many pictures for others to copy". In middle age he also began to produce paintings.

Lot details
Artist
Jan Pietersz Saenredam (1565-1607
Title of artwork
Adam and Eve
Year
c1597
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed on print
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
No
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