Eve ~ 1507
The detail of Eve reflects
Dürer's studies of the ideal proportions of the human body. Eve looks
invitingly toward Adam as she receives the apple from the serpent. In
her right hand she holds a branch from the Tree of Knowledge. The oil
on wood hangs in the Prado in Madrid.
Adam ~ 1507
Adam looks turns longingly
toward Eve. The image on the stamp is a detail from the oil painting,
preserved in the Prado in Madrid.
Portrait of a Young Man ~ 1521
Oil on oak, the portrait
is of Bernard von Reesen, a Danzig merchant with business links to
Antwerp. Only 30 when the picture was painted he died from the plague
a few months later. It is preserved in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.