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Lucas van Leyden: Adam and Eve Bemoaning the Death of Abel

Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Adam and Eve Bemoaning the Death of Abel

engraving (16 × 11 cm) — 1529 Museum University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 4:13

Adam and Eve mourn the death of their son Abel, who was killed by his brother Cain.

This is the last print from a series of six by Lucas van Leyden called The history of Adam and Eve.

  1. The Creation of Eve
  2. The Test Commandment
  3. The Fall
  4. The Expulsion from Paradise
  5. Cain Kills Abel
  6. Adam and Eve Mourning over Abel

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