Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

The Fall

engraving (16 × 11 cm) — 1529 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:6

Ignoring God's clear commandment, Eve takes an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. She makes Adam take part in the act.

This is the third 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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