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Saturday, 5 October 2019

“Expulsion from Paradise”, c1640, by an unidentified engraver from the circle of Jan Saenredam


Unidentified engraver from the circle of Jan Saenredam

“Expulsion from Paradise”, c1604, after Jan Saenredam (c1565–1607) from the series, “The story of Adam and Eve”, after Abraham Bloemaert (aka Abraham Bloemaart) (1564–1651).

Engraving printed with a warm black ink on fine laid paper, trimmed along the image borderline (with loss of text lines below the image) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 25.8 x 19.3 cm.
Inscribed on plate at lower left: "A. Bloemaert. inuen."

Hollstein 4 (Saenredam; copy); Roethlisberger 1993 75 (copy) (Marcel G Roethlisberger 1993, “Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons: Paintings and Prints, 2 vols, Ghent).

“Expulsion from Paradise; Adam and Eve are dressed in rags and an angel looms over them brandishing a jagged sword; Eve stands with her hands clasped and looks up imploringly; after Saenredam who engraved after Bloemaert”

Condition: richly inked impression, trimmed around the image borderline with small restored tears and losses. The sheet shows age-toning (darkening) and is laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this theatrically composed engraving sparkling with strong tonal contrasts for AU$315 in total (currently US$213.30/EUR194.14/GBP173.03 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this beautifully executed and elegantly designed portrayal of Adam and Eve being expelled from Eden, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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