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Eve

Accession Number
1959/1.134

Title
Eve

Artist(s)
Eric Gill

Object Creation Date
1926

Medium & Support
wood engraving on paper

Dimensions
9 3/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. ( 23.8 cm x 11.7 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

Label copy
Eric Gill worked as a sculptor, book illustrator, and typographer. His wood engraving of Eve functions simultaneously as decorative silhouette and three-dimensional form by his subtle use of line. Though highly stylized, this depiction of Eve brims with sexuality, with the emphasis on the figure's breast and buttocks and the placement of the serpent between her legs.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Rights
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Keywords
Eve
modern and contemporary art
nudes
serpent
trees

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