Adam and Eve, between 1723 and 1797

  • Pierre François Basan, French, 1723-1797
  • Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 6 × 4 1/2 inches (15.2 × 11.4 cm) Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 6 3/4 × 5 1/4 inches (17.1 × 13.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S925

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Religion
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Nudes
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Etching
  • Apple (fruit)
  • Adam
  • Eve
  • Garden of eden
  • Serpent
  • Temptation

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1885 [added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in plate below image, lower center: Rembrandt f. 1638.

Provenance

June 1885 , N. C. Perkins. 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Pierre François Basan; after Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Adam and Eve, between 1723 and 1797, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S925.