“Adam & Eve Clothed and Expelled From Eden”. 3 engravings in this set. SECOND STATE. 1585, numbered plates 6, 7, 8. Ref: New Hollstein 6.2 – 8.2 (van den Broeck). Conceptual artist, Crispijn van den Broeck (signature, all plates). Engraver, Jan Sadeler I (signature, all plates). Publisher, Gerard de Jode, Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum, 1585. From the “Creation” series of 8 plates. Engravings uncut on laid paper, with wide margins 13.5″ x 10.5″. Images are clean and even impressions, if a bit “worn” looking. Significant older repairs to closed tears on each plate, mostly confined to margins (if framed, these would not be noticed); pl. 7 has an older, nicely repaired cut across the height of the plate, on verso, not noticeable from the front except at the lower margin, slightly noticeable into the plate. Each engraving is quite detailed, from the first series in de Jode’s work; a very fine set, even repaired, with the artists’ signatures and monograms.[Plate 6] Adam and Eve Clothed by God . [Plate 7] Adam and Eve Expelled from Eden. [Plate 8] The First Family.
Engravings and COA are set in museum-quality Bifold Portfolios (landscape) of linen cloth and silk moire, within archival sleeves. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature.