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Condemnation to Labour

   
 
 


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 IV— CONDEMNATION TO LABOUR

   
 

H

OLBEIN, to mark at once the species of labour which is the lot of man, and that which falls to the share of the woman, represents Adam employed in rooting up a tree,

along with Death, who helps him with all his might; and at a little distance Eve suckling her child, and holding a distaff,

 

Maledicta terram opere tuo in laborihns, comedes cunctis die. bus
vit tax donec revertaris, &c. Gen. iii. 14.

 

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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