Sp19 Levinson - ENGLISH 290 / JUDAIC 259  - The Book of Genesis

Odilon Redon
Cain and Abel
etching and drypoint on paper
7 5/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 18.6 cm x 12.1 cm )
Museum Purchase
Étienne Delaune
Biblical Scene
engraving on paper
2 9/16 in x 3 ⅞ in (6.51 cm x 9.84 cm);4 7/16 in x 4 4/5 in (11.27 cm x 12.22 cm);14 ¼ in x 19 ¼ in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)
Museum Purchase
Lucas Van Leyden
Adam and Eve Bemoaning the Death of Abel; No. 6 from the Series of 6 Prints 'The
engraving on laid paper
6 ½ in x 4 ⅝ in (16.51 cm x 11.75 cm);19 ⅜ in x 14 ⅜ in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
This engraving is a vertical format. Dominating the foreground are three figures on a slight hill with a large tree. In front of the tree is the corpse of Abel (a strong young man with flowing cloth around his waist) with his head in the shadows. Kneeling over him are Adam and Eve. Adam, a muscular older man with a white beard, clutches his hands together and leans toward his dead son. Eve, covered only from the waist down, throws her arms out in the air above her son and moves towards him on her knees. The tree behind them has a sturdy trunk that splits into three heavy branches and these limbs echo the placement of Eve's back and right arm. On the right is a road leading to a background scene.In the far background Cain and Abel are shown making offerings to God on altars, with Abel’s offering rising higher than Cain’s. In the middle ground along the road, Cain is shown raising a weapon to kill Abel. At the bottom of the work are four lines of text and a signature.<br />
Jan Saenredam; Abraham Bloemaert
Adam and Eve Lamenting over the Corpse of Abel, plate 6 from History of the First Parents of Man, set of six prints
engraving on thin, slightly textured dark cream laid paper
10 7/8 in. x 7 13/16 in. ( 27.7 cm x 19.8 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Francesco Monti
Cain Slaying Abel
black chalk, heightened with white on light brown toned paper
19 5/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. ( 49.8 cm x 35.9 cm )
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
This black and white print has a long vertical format showing two nude figures standing in front of a tree trunk. The female is holding an apple in each hand and has her left foot resting on a tablet with the letters HGB. Her face is turned to look at the figure behind her. This figure holds her shoulder with one hand and with the other places a leafy branch in front of her genitalia. On the bottom left corner is a date 1519.
Hans Baldung Grien
Adam and Eve (Fall of Man)
woodcut on paper
10 7/16 x 4 3/16 in. (26.4 x 10.5 cm);10 3/8 x 4 3/16 in. (26.35 x 10.48 cm);19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in. (49.05 x 36.35 cm)
Museum Purchase
Auguste Louis Lepère
Eve, after Rodin
chiaroscuro woodcut on paper
7 3/4 in x 12 in (19.68 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
Lucas Van Leyden
Lot and His Daughters
engraving on paper
7 ½ in x 9 ¾ in (19.05 cm x 24.77 cm);14 3/10 in x 19 3/10 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)
Museum Purchase
Peter van der Borcht
Genesis 44:1-13
etching on paper
6 15/16 in x 9 ¾ in (17.62 cm x 24.77 cm)
Museum Purchase
Marc Chagall
The Bible: Abraham Approaching Sodom with Three Angels
etching on paper
12 1/16 in x 9 3/10 in (30.64 cm x 23.65 cm)
Museum Purchase
Godfried Maes; Jacob de Wit; Jan Wandelaar
The Formation of Man
engraving on dark cream laid paper
17 7/8 in. x 12 3/16 in. ( 45.4 cm x 31 cm )
A nude man and woman at center struggle with one another; a snake and a seated figure are visible in the background. The two central figures with intertwined limbs suggesting a struggle are positioned above a sharp-toothed mammal resembling a fox.
Max Pechstein
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 8 - And Lead Us Not into Temptation (Das Vaterunser - Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung)
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper
23 ½ in x 16 ¼ in (59.69 cm x 41.28 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 in (71.44 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase


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