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Lucas van Leyden: The Test Commandment

Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

The Test Commandment

engraving (16 × 12 cm) — 1529 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 2:16

God tells Adam and Eve that they may eat the fruits of all the trees in the garden, except from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Second 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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