Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Cain Kills Abel

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

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 4:8

Jealous Cain kills his brother Abel. Behind them the fires they used for their offerings are still burning.

Fifth 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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