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Adam and Eve, after Albrecht Dürer

1566
16th century
24.4 cm x 19.1 cm (9 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in.)

Jan Wierix (aka Johan Wierix) (Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium, circa 1549 - circa 1618, Brussels, Belgium) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, Flemish
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.1607

From the moment of its execution, Dürer’s Adam and Eve was widely copied by artists from both north and south of the Alps. The inscription “I.H.W.AE 16” indicates that this particular copy was made by the Flemish artist Jan Wierix, presumably at the age of sixteen. Although Wierix was one of Dürer’s most proficient imitators, his copy falls short of Dürer’s fine spectrum of texture and tone, replacing it instead with harsh contrasts and a slick finish. Whereas Dürer’s finely nuanced forms seamlessly transition from one to the other, Wierix’s more limited tonal range necessitates that the artist sharply define the outlines of his forms with thin white bands.

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