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The serpent entwines itself around the body of Eve; it whispers in her ear, enticing her to eat the forbidden fruit. Photogravure by Lemercier and co. after Walter Crane, 1899.

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.
Date
1899
Reference
15597i
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Bible. O.T. Genesis 3.1-6

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1899 (Paris : Lemercier and co., 1899)

Physical description

1 print : photogravure, with decorative guard tissue ; platemark 41.7 x 30.9 cm

Lettering

Genesis 3.4 . Serpens decipit Evam. Dixit serpens ad mulieram: nequaquam morte moriemini. Walter Crane. Walter Crane fecit. Copyright by Lucien Layus 1899. Engraved and printed in Paris by Lemercier and co.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15597i

Lettering note

The selection of quotations emphasizes deception ("the serpent deceives Eve") and death ("the serpent said: you shall not die [if you eat from the tree of knowledge])"

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  • Latin
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