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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R13542
People
Adriaen Collaert, Flemish (c. 1560 - 1618)
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Title
The Birth of Cain
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Scenes from Genesis (series of 8)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c.1581
Culture
Netherlandish
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving on cream antique laid paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
24.5 × 18.2 cm (9 5/8 × 7 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, bottom: Difficiles partus, infaelix terra, brouesque/ Viuendi subita morte premente, dies,/ Praemia sunt Euae non erpectata Adamoque:/ At cur optarant se aequiparare Deo~/ Eduwart Hoeswinckel excudit.
  • watermark: bottom: 'P' with a quatrefoil finial
Provenance
John Witt Randall, bequest to his sister.
Belinda Lull Randall, sister of John Witt Randall, gift to Harvard University, 1892.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
only state
Standard Reference Number
Hollstein 10-17, New Hollstein I.12.5
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R13542
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
birth of Abel in background left; medallions at top, left: sacrifices of Cain and Abel [Gen. 4:4-7], center: Cain slaying Abel [Gen. 4:8-9], right: Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death
Exhibition History

Adam and Eve, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/01/2018 - 01/06/2019

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