A framed rare edition of Albrecht Dürer's (German, 1471–1528) Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is matted in a cream colored linen mat and framed in a beautiful gold and black period frame. It measures a large seventeen and one half inches by twenty three and one half inches overall. Some very light scattered foxing is present and there are some smudges on the matting but, the overall condition of this piece is very good to excellent. A beautiful presentation, perfect for the collector.
From Albrecht Durer, "His engravings and woodcuts, by Frederick Stokes, NY:
Between 1507 and 1511 Dürer worked on some of his most celebrated paintings: Adam and Eve (1507), The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand (1508, for Frederick the Wise), Virgin with the Iris (1508), the altarpiece Assumption of the Virgin (1509, for Jacob Heller of Frankfurt), and Adoration of the Trinity (1511, for Matthaeus Landauer). During this period he also completed two woodcut series, the Great Passion and the Life of the Virgin, both published in 1511 together with a second edition of the Apocalypse series. The post-Venetian woodcuts show Dürer's development of chiaroscuro modelling effects, creating a mid-tone throughout the print to which the highlights and shadows can be contrasted.