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Sin

   
 
 


Design by Hans Holbein
Engraving by David Deuchar
From Le Triomphe de la Mort
Gravé l'apres les Dessins originaux de Jean Holbein

1786
2 1/4"w x 3"h

               
               
 

PLATE II — SIN

   
 

H

OLBEIN has begun the scenes of life by that which had such influence on all the rest. The Mother of the human race holds in her right hand, the fatal apple, which she has just

received from the serpent with a young man's head; and Adam, at the same time, is plucking another, enticed by the solicitations of the too credulous Eve, who shews him the one she has received.

 

Quia audisti vocem uxoris tuæ, et comedisti de ligno, ex quo præceperam tibi,
Ne comederes, &c. Gen. iii. 17.

 

From EXPLANATION of the Subjects of THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH Published in "The DANCES OF DEATH through The Various Stages of Human Life Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-Six Copper Plates done from the Original Designs which were Cut in Wood and Afterwards Painted by John Holbein in the Town of Basil." Published in London, 1803.

               
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