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Eve is reproached for eating the forbidden fruit. Etching by J.E. Ridinger after himself, c. 1750.

Ridinger, Johann Elias, 1698-1767.
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Description

While the Biblical quotation describes God reprimanding Eve, in the picture the figure of Adam strikes an ambiguous pose which suggests either that it is he who is speaking, or that he is helpless and shocked by the whole affair

Publication/Creation

Aug[usta] Vind[elicorum] [Augsburg] : J. E. Ridinger.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with line engraving ; platemark 39.5 x 54.6 cm

Lettering

Deus omnium videt culpas, et omnium delicta cognoscit, super omnium animam, super omnium occulta oculos habet. S. Ambros. de paradiso c. 14. Der Herr sprach: Hast du nicht gessen von dem Baume, davon ich dir gebot, du solltest nicht davon essen. Gen. 3.11. Joh. El. Ridinger inv. fec. et excud. Aug. Vind.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20796i

Lettering note

Quotation from Genesis repeated in French

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Languages

  • Latin
  • German
  • French



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