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  • Oversized Adam & Eve Print by Andreas Vesalius on Wood

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  • This wonderful art panel was created from an original print of a drawing from an anatomical text done by Andres Vesalius. It depicts Adam and Eve along with the serpent, which has been labeled for anatomical reference. The print itself had wormholes and age to the paper, which was originally printed in 1569 as part of a medical text. We took that image and had it scanned and then reproduced on canvas and mounted on a solid panel of poplar wood. The canvas was then painted to add additional texture and age. This iconic subject has been elevated from a simple medical text image to a true piece of art. 

    Measures 47.5"H x 43.5"W x 1.5"D. This is a one of a kind reproduction and will not be reproduced this way again.


    Andreas Vesalius (1514 - 1564), born Andries van Wesel, was an accomplished 16th Century Flemish Physician and Anatomist. He received his medical doctorate in 1537 from the University of Padua, but he also studied art at Leuven prior to obtaining his medical degree. Soon after publication of his first anatomical illustrations in 1539, Vesalius was invited to become imperial physician to the court of Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. In 1564, Vesalius went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, some said, after being accused of dissecting a living body. He died after being shipwrecked on the island of Zakynthos, largest of the Ionian Islands of Greece.

    Vesalius was 28 years old when the first edition of Fabrica was published in 1543. It was considered a monumental advance in the history of anatomy over the long-dominant work of Galen.

    These text and illustration pages are part of a work titled Anatomes totius printed in Paris in 1569, written by Jacques Grévin and published by Andre Wechelus (also Wechel), which included Vesalius’ illustrations. These illustrations were printed using engraved plates made by Thomas Geminus, an engraver working in London during the late 1540s and 1550s, believed to have been brought to Paris from London by French writer, Jacques Grévin after Geminus was executed. Wechelus himself fled Paris in 1572, not long after narrowly escaping the St. Bartholemew’s Day Massacre, thanks to his tenant, Hubert Languet, a representative of Augustus, Elector of Saxony. 
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