DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Adam and Eve

Pen drawing with watercolours, 242 x 201 mm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

Dürer prepared his masterly engraving of Adam and Eve in numerous individual studies. This pen drawing was created immediately before the copper engraving and concentrates entirely on the depiction and three-dimensional structure of the male and female nudes. The body posture of the two figures shown here is already identical down to the last detail with that of the copper engraving.